Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019: Know all Fines on Different Traffic Violations

Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019: Know all Fines on Different Traffic Violations

Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019: Know all Fines on DifferentTraffic Violations

Recently,Parliament has passed the Motor VehicleAmendment Bill 2019 that amends the provision under Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. Earlier, the government failed to takeeffective steps. Now, it has decided to crack down on traffic offenses rightnow. The purpose of this bill is to bring with it stricter penalties for roadtraffic violations. The amendments are focused on improving road safety,facilitate citizens in dealings with traffic departments and empower ruraltransport. Moreover, it also enhances the public transport and last-mileconnectivity through the automation, computerization as well as onlineservices. The bill is based on recommendations submitted by transport ministersof 18 states in India.

Here, there is a column that lists out the violation, present fine amount and the previous fine amount for two-wheelers:

The aboverules will raise penalties for traffic violations, curb RTO corruption andother measures to bring tremendous transformation in the transport sector.

Some other Rules:

  • The new road safety bill hasoutlined punishments and penalties for all sorts of traffic violations. Itincludes punishments for traffic-related offenses and higher penalties likecompensation of Rs 5 lakh for death and Rs 2.5 lakh for grievous injury in amotor vehicle accident.
  • It will make Aadhaar mandatoryfor getting a driving license and vehicle registration and also mandates automatedfitness testing for vehicles.
  • The bill will advise the centraland state government on all aspects of road safety and traffic management likestandards of motor vehicles, registration and licensing of vehicles, standardsof road safety, and promotion of new vehicles technology.
  • Besides, the bill also providesfor a scheme for cashless treatment of road accident victims during goldenhours.
  • Earlier, driving licences inIndia were valid for 20 years or until the person turns 50 years old. Now,driving licences will be valid for only 10 years for those who are 30-50 yearsold. If someone gets a licence in 50-55, it will be valid till 60. If you renewyour licences after age 55, it will be valid for only 5 years.

In last fewyears, transport and highways have struggled to reduce the number of roadaccidents. But it is sad that India is on top of the number of deaths due toroad accidents. Data says that road accidents in India killed between 1.46 lakhand 1.5lak people every year during 2015-2017. Among the vehicle categoriesinvolved in road accidents, two-wheelers accounted for the highest share intotal accidents and fatalities in 2017. Light vehicles comprising cars, jeeps,and taxis as a category constituted 24.5% in total accidents and 21.1% in totalfatalities. This bill will play effective role in controlling these accidentsand make India's road a safer place.

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