With new motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, offenders will pay hefty penalties for violating traffic norms.
The Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi has approved the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill which provides steep penalties for violation of various traffic norms.
- Stricter provisions have been proposed for offenses like juvenile driving, driving without a license, dangerous driving, drunken driving, over-speeding, and overloading.
- The new amendment proposes Rs 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles and Rs 10,000 for driving despite disqualification.
- The proposals are based on the recommendations of transport ministers from 18 states, which were vetted by the Standing Committee of Parliament.
For offenses committed by enforcing authorities, the fine has been proposed to be doubled.
Those who are not wearing seat belts would attract Rs 1,000 fine and those not wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers would be charged a penalty of Rs 1,000 while their license will be disqualified for three months.
If your kin violates,you get punished
The provisions also include that guardian/owner will be deemed to be guilty in case of road offense by juveniles while registration of the vehicle will be canceled.
Traffic violations would now attract a penalty of Rs 500 in place of Rs 100 earlier, while disobedience of orders of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs 2,000 in place of Rs 500 earlier.