Heavy fines under the Motor Vehicles Act to deter people from breaking the law: Nitin Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Minister of Transportation Nitin Gadkari on Thursday he said strong sanctions under the amendment Motor Vehicles Law They are not intended to collect fines but to ensure that people do not violate the law. The motor vehicle law has been amended to improve penalties for violation of traffic regulations. The amended law became effective as of September 1.

There have been reports from various parts of the country that traffic police have begun imposing heavy penalties for traffic violations .

There is a misconception among people. If they comply with the laws, a fine will not be imposed. The law has not been imposed to collect fines. It has been put into effect so that people take traffic rules seriously and do not violate them. Gadkari said on the sidelines of an event here.

The minister said that awareness related to compliance with traffic regulations has increased after the implementation of the new law. He also said that once people start obeying the laws, there will be no need to impose fines.

Underlining that traffic accidents cause 1.5 thousand deaths annually, Gadkari said that the law on modified motor vehicles has been successful on a large scale and that the number of traffic challans will be reduced with greater awareness.

On reports of some non-BJP-ruled state governments saying they will not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Law , Gadkari said there was nothing of the sort and the subject lies in the concurrent list of the Constitution. He added that the Bill was drafted after extensive discussions with all state governments.

El Parlamento aprobó en julio el Proyecto de Motor Vehicles Law (Enmienda) de 2019, que busca endurecer las regulaciones de tráfico vial, como la emisión de licencias de conducir e imponer sanciones más estrictas por infracciones en un intento de mejorar la seguridad vial.

According to the amended law, people will receive a fine of Rs 10,000, which was previously Rs 2,000, for drunk driving and Rs 5,000, before Rs 1,000, for dangerous driving.