Recently amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 which consists of higher penalties for a traffic violation will effect from September 1st. Replacing the old transportation law, the newly introduced Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 intended to reduce traffic violations, fatalities and transport-related hazards for commuters.
Speaking on this to media, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said: "Higher penalties for traffic violations are being issued for the public interest. Increased penalties will help in reducing accidents as people will become more cautious. Moreover, the existing fines are decades-old which are required to change."
The Union Minister also informed the media that the Centre is working towards improving the quality of roads and the engineering used in constructing it. He also said that the increased penalties have been fixed keeping a special focus on drunken driving, overloading, riding without a helmet, driving without a license and other common traffic violations.
The Union Minister also informed that penalty for vehicles blocking ambulance or fire tenders on the roads has also been hiked, to reduce such violations. According to the official data, in 2017 there have been over 1.5 lakh accident-related deaths across India.
So, Beware! Traffic violators next your negligence of signal jump, without helmet and license, may dig your pockets.
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