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Highlights of the Bill.
Road traffic accidents RTAs have emerged as an important public health issue which needs to be tackled by a multi-disciplinary approach. The trend in RTA injuries and death is becoming alarming in countries like India.
The Road Transport and Safety Bill, envisioned providing a framework for safer, faster, cost-effective and inclusive movement of passengers and freight in India , thus enabling the mission of ' Make In India ' following the death of the union minister Gopinath Munde in Later due to controversies listed down in the controversies section, The bill was subsequently replaced by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, It received assent from the Governor General of India on 2 September The Act amended sections 11 and 18 of the Act.
XV of The Act received assent from the Governor General on 18 September It had the title, "An Act further to amend the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, , for certain purposes" and amended section 11 of the Act by inserting the words "and the duration for which" after the words "area in which" in clause a of subsection 2 of section The amendment was brought to address above mentioned statements of object and reasons.
This will be a significant upgrade to the motor vehicle laws. It envisages body cams on traffic cops and RTO officials to check corruption and 7-year imprisonment instead of current 2 years for drink-driving deaths, mandatory 3rd party insurance for all vehicles, and stiffer penalties for traffic violations to reduce the accident rates.
This is similar to the Indian Motor Vehicles Amendment bill, , although, introduced later in so the name. The earlier bill has lapsed at the end of the last session of 16th Lok Sabha.
The bill was re-introduced in the first session of 17th Lok Sabha by union transport minister Nitin Gadkari which is then passed by both the houses before the end of the session.
As per the official notification issued by the central government on 28 August , the 63 clauses of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, to be implemented from 1 September as these clauses do not need any further modifications in the Central Motor Vehicles rules, These includes higher penalties for various traffic offences, national transportation policy among others. No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective driving licence issued to him authorising him to drive the vehicle.
No person shall act as a conductor of a stage carriage unless he holds an effective conductor's licence issued to him authorising him to act as such conductor, and no person shall employ or permit any person who is not so licensed to act as a conductor of a stage carriage. A State Government may prescribe the conditions subject to which subsection shall not apply to a driver of a stage carriage performing the functions of a conductor or to a person employed to act a conductor for a period not exceeding one month.
No person shall drive any motor vehicle and no owner of a motor vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or in any other place unless the vehicle is registered to a registering authority.
A transport vehicle shall not be deemed to be validly registered unless it carries a certificate of fitness in such form containing such particulars and information as may be prescribed by the Central Government, issued by the prescribed authority, or by an authorized testing station. Stating no motor vehicle shall be used as a transport vehicle in any public place whether or not such vehicle is actually carrying any passengers or goods in accordance with the conditions of a permit granted or countersigned by a Regional or State Transport Authority or any prescribed authority authorising him the use of the vehicle in that place in the manner in which the vehicle is being used.
Every motor vehicle shall be so constructed and so maintained as to be at all times under the effective control of the person driving the vehicle. Every motor vehicle shall be so constructed as to have right hand steering control unless it is equipped with a mechanical or electrical signalling device of a prescribed nature. No person shall drive a motor vehicle of cause or allow a motor vehicle to be driven in any public place at a speed exceeding the maximum speed or below the minimum speed fixed for the vehicle under this Act or by or under any other law for the time being in force.
The State Government may prescribe the conditions for the issue of permits for by the State or Regional Transport Authorities and may prohibit or restrict the use of such vehicles in any area or route. Except as may be otherwise prescribed, no person shall drive or cause or allow to be driven in any public place any motor vehicle which is not fitted with pneumatic types.
No person shall drive or cause or allow to be driven in any public place any motor vehicle or trailer — The unladen weight of which exceeds the unladen weight specified in the certificate of registration of the vehicle or the laden weight of which exceeds the gross vehicle weight specified in the certificate or registration.
Every driver of a motor vehicle shall drive the vehicle in conformity with any indication given by mandatory traffic sign and in conformity with the driving regulations made by the Central Government, and shall comply with all directions given to him by any police officer for the time being engaged in the regulation of traffic in any public place.
The owner of a motor vehicle, the driver or conductor of which is accused of any offence under this Act shall, on the demand of any police officer authorised in this behalf by the State Government, give all information regarding the name and address of, and the licence held by, the driver or conductor which is in his possession or could by reasonable attention be ascertained by him.
Every person driving or riding otherwise than in a side car, on a motor cycle of any class or description shall, while in a public place, wear protective headgear conforming to the standards of Bureau of Indian Standards provided that the provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who is a Sikh, if he is, while driving or riding on the motor cycle, in a public place, wearing a turban : provided further that the State Government may, by such rules, provide for such exceptions as it may think fit.
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, states that children above 4 years should wear a protective headgear. No driver of a two — wheeled motor cycle shall carry more than one person in addition to himself on the motor cycle and no such person shall be carried otherwise than sitting on a proper seat securely fixed to the motor cycle behind the driver's seat with appropriate safety measures. The driver of a motor vehicle in any public place shall, on demand by any police officer in uniform, produce his licence for examination.
When any person is injured or any property of a third party is damaged, as a result of an accident in which a motor vehicle is involved, the driver of the vehicle or other person in charge of the vehicle shall —.
No person shall use, except as a passenger, or cause or allow any other person to use, a motor vehicle in a public place, unless there is in force, in relation to the use of the vehicle by that person or that other person, as the case may be, a policy of insurance complying with the requirements of The provisions this section shall not apply to any vehicle owned by the Central Government or a State Government Clarification -: The death of or bodily injury to any person or damage to any property of a third party shall be deemed to have been caused by or to have arisen out of, the use of a vehicle in a public place.
Notwithstanding anything contained under any other law for the time being in force, for the purposes of third party insurance related to either death of a person or grievous hurt to a person, the Central Government shall prescribe a base premium and the liability of an insurer in relation to such premium for an insurance policy in consultation with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.
A policy shall be of no effect for the purposes of this Chapter unless and until there is issued by the insurer in favour of the person by whom the policy is effected , a certificate of insurance in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars of any condition subject to which the policy is issued and of any other prescribed. A note in insurances issued before commencement of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, , a policy of Insurance issued before the commencement of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, shall be continued on the existing terms under the contract and the provisions of Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, shall apply.
About Cover Note validity period -: Where a cover note issued by the insurer, the insurer shall, within seven days of the expiry of the period of the validity of the cover note, notify the fact to the registering authority or to such other authority as the State Government may prescribe. A for hire or reward, where the vehicle is on the date of the contract of insurance a vehicle not covered by a permit to ply for hire or reward; or.
If on the date of filing of any claim, the claimant is not aware of the insurance company with which the vehicle had been insured, it shall be the duty of the owner of the vehicle to furnish to the tribunal or court the information as to whether the vehicle had been insured on the date of the accident, and if so, the name of the insurance company with which it is insured.
No settlement made by an insurer in respect of any claim which might be made by a third party in respect of any liability of the nature referred to in clause b of sub-section 1 of section of MV Amendment Act, shall be valid unless such third party is a party to the settlement. Where death or permanent disablement of any person has resulted from an accident arising out of the use of a motor vehicle or motor vehicles, the owner of the vehicles shall, or, as the case may be, the owners of the vehicles shall, jointly and severally, be liable to pay compensation of INR fifty thousand and the amount of compensation payable under that sub-section in respect of the permanent disablement of any person shall be a fixed sum of INR twenty — five thousand.
A Motor Vehicle Accident Fund will provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India for certain types of accidents including. This act mandates state governments to ensure the use of technology to detect traffic violations on national highways, state highways and urban roads which includes speed cameras, closed-circuit television cameras, speed guns, body wearable cameras and such other technology; having population up to such limits as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
Also, this act specifies electronic fitness testing of vehicles. Obtaining a driver's licence DL could get tougher. The process of obtaining a licence will become technology- driven, reducing human interface to curb corruption. Currently, licence testing is manual, which means untrained people are also able to procure a licence. The Central Government shall maintain a National Register of Driving Licences which assigns a unique driver's licence number without which no driver's licence shall be issued, or renewed.
At the state level, a State Register of Driver's Licences shall be maintained by each state government. It will make the transfer of vehicles across states easy using the online system. Integration vehicle database all over India so that anyone who is transferred from one state to another state frequently gets the benefit of same. This act states that Aadhar shall be mandatory for obtaining a DL and to register a vehicle.
In this regard, the guardians or owner of the vehicle would be held responsible unless they prove the offence was committed without their knowledge or they tried to prevent it.
The registration of the motor vehicle in question will be cancelled. The juvenile will be tried under the Juvenile Justice Act. As stated in this act, a licensing authority may issue a learner's licence in electronic form and such manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government. This act empowers Central Government to make schemes for national, multimodal and inter-State transport of passengers and goods.
Penalties for various traffic violations have been increased ten-fold including jail terms. A driver's refresher training course required to get back your suspended DL. Powers given to state governments to increase fines up to ten times more than specified by the Central government. The bill has provision for the protection of Good Samaritans which was passed as Bill in by Supreme Court of India.
Those who come forward to help accident victims will be protected from civil or criminal liability. It will be optional for them to disclose their identity to the police or medical personnel. The government can recall vehicles whose components or engine do not meet the required standards or shown to be damaging the environment.
The Bill provides for a National Road Safety Board, to be created by the central government through a notification. The Board will advise the central and state governments on all aspects of road safety and traffic management including: i standards of motor vehicles, ii registration and licensing of vehicles, iii standards for road safety, and iv promotion of new vehicle technology.
The Bill defines aggregators as digital intermediaries or market places which can be used by passengers to connect with a driver for transportation purposes taxi services. These aggregators will be issued licences by state. Further, they must comply with the Information Technology Act, Tamil Nadu Government opposed the Road Transport and Safety Bill and asked centre to redraft it as bill encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments.
West Bengal's transport ministry informed the state assembly on 27 August that the amended Motor Vehicles act will not be implemented in West Bengal since the state government is against the hefty fines proposed in the act. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.
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