BREAKING | Punjab Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016 approved
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, addressed the nation to nullify the INR 500 and INR 1000 denomination notes a valid attempt to curb the corruption and other factors related to the security of the nation. After banning higher denomination notes in the country, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016.
The accidents and fatalities are believed to come down by 50 percent with the introduction of these amendments. The Government plans to impose heavy penalties and fines on the traffic law violators. The Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016 which is basically amendments to the Motor Vehicle 1988 Act, includes the following declarations –
1. According to the amendments, the fine imposed on the riding a bike without wearing a helmet has been increased from INR 100 to INR 1,000. This violation act might also end in debarment of the license for three months.
2. Compensation for hit and run case has also been increased from INR 25,000 to INR 2 lakh. Also, the compensation for road accident fatalities has been amended up to INR 10 lakh.
3. If the offenses are committed by juveniles, the guardian/owner of the vehicle will be considered as guilty and the juvenile will be booked under the JJ Act further to which registration of the vehicle will be void.
5. According to the amendment, Penalty will be imposed on the driver while driving without wearing a seatbelt. The penalty has been raised to INR 1000 from INR 100.
7. The overall driving training process will be reinforced strongly to result in the quick issuance of transport licenses.
8. The government will emphasize more on adding online services like facilitating online learning licenses, escalating validity period for driving licenses and fulfilling proper requirements of educational testimonials for transport licenses.
10. Driving vehicle without a proper permit is also viable under penalty which has been increased to INR 10,000 from INR 5,000.