The new Motor Vehicles Amendment Act was implemented on 1st September, 2019. Since its action roll out on the roads of Indian circuit, just like any on any trending issue the public seems to be divided into the appreciators as well as haters group. The major question for the person not belonging to the either of these two groups is – A common person! Let’s try to find out the initials as to how it is affecting you.
Penalties will cause you Pain: One of the major clauses of this new amended act is the updated rate of penalties for various traffic offences plus the proposition of a yearly increment at the rate of 10 percent per year. For quick and simple instances, Driving without a helmet will cause you a penalty of 1,000 INR and driving without a license would cause you a penalty of 5,000 INR.
No Criminal or Civil Liability upon saving an Accident Victim: On a positive note this act protects those person from any criminal or civil liability who might have broken any traffic rule just to save or help an accident victim in terms of medical or non-medical assistance.
Justice to Hit & Run case Victims: The rate of compensation and penalty level (other acts applicable too) has been rightfully raised up for the victims in case of grievous injury or death case.
No Motor Insurance means No Compensation claim: This act directly asserts that you cannot claim a compensation in case of a road accident if do not have any motor insurance done for your own vehicle.
The penalties might be heavier but if you follow the law why will you pay it then? the clauses of justice given in the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019 has embarked this new amended act as one of the major change making laws for a country like India where road accident is one of the top reasons behind taking away lakhs of deaths every year.
Although it is a subject under concurrent list and the center has to be credited to start the initiative of traffic rule reform from the capital of the country but the states are responsible to make sure it is implemented to affect every common person of this country, which is you and me by saving our lives thus saving us.