Top 9 New Motor Vehicle Bill Revisions - 2016

by Monica Barthalomeo | Aug 30, 2016

Ever since all of us started our schooling, traffic education has been a part and parcel of our curriculum. The educationists intentions on introducing traffic education is to inculcate the proper road manners and discipline in every citizen right from their childhood. But when we see the results and the impact of this awareness has not reached up to the mark. As of now, India accounts for 10% of the accidents that occur worldwide. The 10% might seem minute, but when real numbers is brought before us it is baffling. There are as much as 5 lakh road accidents that occur every year, of whom nearly 1.5 lakh people lose their precious lives.

All these years there is something which we have missed. There have been times that not all of us have been following the traffic rules Mr. Nitin Gadkari one of the central cabinet ministers took up the initiative and proposed the motor vehicle amendment bill in the parliament which is now approved by the Union Cabinet with the consent of the Prime Minister. Here are the amendments that have been brought into action which will make everyone follow the rules come what may:

Drink And Drive:

Many have been caught doing this act. When one drinks and drives, he tends to lose control over his senses and is not in proper mind to drive which led to many accidents in the past. Most of them lost lives. To mend this, the government has drafted a new penalty rule. Every person who is caught in the drink and drive case will be penalized to pay Rs. 10,000 unlike the old rule of Rs. 2000.

Violation Of Road Rules:

Every person who violates any road rules will be charged a fine of Rs. 500 when compared to the old system of Rs. 100. So people, while crossing the road and using the footpath even, ensure that you are not plugged in with your headphones. Also ensure that you don’t use your phone while crossing. Your life is more important than the phone call. Attend to it once you are done with crossing. Don’t jump the traffic signals when another signal is displayed. These minute things might cost your life.

Passenger Overload:

Every time that you have your vehicle overloaded now, be it doing a trickie on two wheeler or seating extra people in your car or SUV, you will have to pay Rs. 1000 for every person who does not fall in the proper count of your vehicle’s seating capacity. Overloading your vehicle might cause the wheels to swell and heats u