Motor Vehicles Amendment bill 2017
Motor Vehicles Amendment bill 2017

With approximately 1.5Lakh Road accident related deaths annually, the Government with consultations with State Transport Ministers had brought an Amendment to the Archaic Motor Vehicles Act from 1988. The Amendment was tabled in 2016 and in 2017 it was passed by the lower house. In the on-going Monsoon session the bill has been tabled in the upper house and is getting unfair opposition.

Motor vehicles Act History
Motor vehicles Act History

We list some of the key points of The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017 below

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017

Offences Old Act 1988Amendment 2017
Driving Without License Rs. 500Rs. 5000
Driving despite Des-qualification of License Rs. 500Rs. 10,000
Driving Under InfluenceRs. 2000Rs. 10,000
Over Speeding Rs. 500Rs. 5000
Cab Aggregators violating licensing conditions New AmendmentRs. 1,00,000
Not wearing Seatbelt Rs. 100Rs. 1000
Not wearing Helmet Rs. 100Rs. 1000 & Disqualification of license for 3months
Not giving way to emergency vehicles New AmendmentRs. 10,000
Offences by Underage drivers New AmendmentGuardian will be held responsible with Rs. 25,000 fine and 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile to be tried under Juvenile justice act
Key Points

(Source: Press Information Bureau)

1.5Lakh Motor Accident related deaths
1.5Lakh Motor Accident related deaths

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