10 POINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENT BILL 2016 FOR YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
Going by the Title one must be wondering WHY I SHOULD KNOW 10 THINGS ABOUT MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENT BILL 2016? one must be wondering that it is a case study for a Lawyer or any legal practitioner but all the assumptions should be kept aside as Whenever you move out of your house on a vehicle, MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENT BILL 2016 would follow you. YES! you heard it right, traffic rules, FINE, BRIBING THE POLICE, all these scenario this year has changed and every citizen should know these changes in MOTOR VEHICLE ACT in order to be abreast and vigilant about his/her rights while driving a Vehicle.
HERE ARE THE 10 KEY POINTS ABOUT MOTOR VEHICLE AMENDMENT BILL 2016:-
1. Cashless Medical Treatment at Hospitals for the Road Accident Victims:-The Government is thinking of coming up with the scheme in which the victims of road accidents are given medical treatment which first four hours of the occurrence of accident in order to have a higher life saving rate.
2. Good Samaritan Guidelines:- Good Samaritans here refers to the people or bystanders who come forward in good faith to help the bystanders. Now these guidelines are there to protect these good samaritans from criminal or civil liabilities and giving them option to keep their identity private.
3. Higher Fines/Penalties:- This must not be appreciated by many of us but minimum fine for being caught driving under influence of alcohol or drugs has been increased from ₹2,000 to ₹10,000 and for rash driving, it has been increased from ₹1,000 to ₹5,000.Additionally, people found driving without a seat belt can be fined ₹1,000 and the penalty for driving without a helmet is a fine of ₹1,000 along with a 3-month suspension of the offender’s driving licence.
4. Increased Compensation for the family of the Deceased:- The central government is required to provide a compensation of ₹2 lakh or more to the family of victim who dies in a road accident. Currently, the compensation provided for such cases is ₹25,000.
5.Electronic Monitoring:-The bill has a provision that asks the government to ensure proper electronic surveillance on national and state highways and urban roads. The central government is supposed to create a comprehensive set of rules for electronic monitoring.
6.National Transportation Policy:- The Central Government is under obligation to design a National Transportation Policy as per the bill which would envisage road transportation planning, granting of permits etc with consultation with state government.
7.Compulsory Insurance:- Setting up of ‘Motor Vehicle Accident Fund’ along with easing third party insurance claims with a cap of 5 Lakh for injuries and 10 Lakh for Deaths. So this will create automatic cover for all road accident victims .
8.National Registry for Registrations and Licenses:- To have a centralised issuing of licensing and documenting registrations . The bill formalises the creation of a ‘National Register for Driving License’ and a ‘National Register for Vehicle Registration’ through the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ existing Vahan (for vehicle registry) and Sarthi (for driving licenses) platforms.
9.Recognition of offences Committed by Juveniles:- The bill also discusses juvenile liability as well as responsibility of guardians. Juveniles will be tried under under Juvenile Justice Act.
10.Automated Fitness Training for Vehicles:- Automated training centers to test the fitness of vehicles by October 1,2018. Computer-monitored tests for PUC (pollution under control) certification, speedometer calibration, brake adjustment, suspension testing and wheel alignment are already their in some of the states.
Related Tags:- Road Safety, Traffic Rules, Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016, Road Accident Policy, Higher Fines for Motor Vehicle Violation.