Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Motorists beware of traffic rules and regulations, or soon you may have to shell out hefty fines upto Rs 25,000 or even face jail term of 3 years for violation of any norms.
The Centre is implementing New Motor Vehicle Act which aims to overhaul country’s transportation laws by addressing several crucial issues and one of the significant provisions mentioned in the new act like stiffer penalties for traffic violation will soon become a reality from September 1, 2019.
Under the new (Motor Vehicles [Amendment] bill which was passed in both the Houses of the Parliament recently, the government has decided to implement 63 different clauses with updated fines for cases of drunken driving, over speeding and overloading among others.
When the new regulation comes into effect, obtaining a driving license will become tougher if motorists don’t have adequate skills because the clearance test will become mote tech-driven.
While the bill reduces the validity of the driving licence from the current 20 years to just 10 years, in case of recalls, it will be mandatory for vehicle manufacturers to reimburse buyers with the complete cost of the vehicle in case of selling of a defective model. The bill also addresses other talking points like regulation of taxi aggregators such as Ola and Uber to make them more compliant.
But the biggest changes that the new act will reinforce are the exponential rise in fines for violation of traffic rules. Here is the list of all violations and comparison of their old and revised penalty charges.