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Drink & Drive Fine of Rs 10,000 as per updated Motor Bill

Drink & Drive Fine of Rs 10,000 as per updated Motor Bill: Shortly, drink and driving is going to cost you a fine of up to Rs 10,000. The government is now planning to bring some new modifications in the Motor Vehicle Act in order to introduce more strict penalty for drink and driving. In addition, a stringent penalty is going to be established for traffic violators.

 

As per to the Times of India, the government is going to introduce the bill in the Parliament in the near-term weeks.

Changes in the Motor Vehicle Act may possibly comprises of Rs 10,000 fine for drink and driving, Penalty for blocking the emergency vehicles way, including ambulance, fire brigade as well as PCRs

Anyone violating the licensing rules would be penalised with fines of up to Rs 1 lakh. Guardian/owner shall be considered to be guilty and there is going to be a penalty of Rs 25,000 along with three-year imprisonment and cancellation of registration of the Motor Vehicle” for any crimes or violation committed by juveniles.

All the victims of hit-and-run cases would now be remunerated for up to Rs 10 lakh in case of any road accident leading to death.

The Bill, which was awaiting for sanction in the Rajya Sabha, failed after the term of the 16th Lok Sabha completed. As per to the source, “The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill. It provides steep penalties for violation of various traffic norms.”

Motor Vehicles Bill Approved

The government will also try to present the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill in the approaching session of Parliament, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had previously said. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, was introduced in the Upper House in the year 2017 on April but was mentioned to a select panel. After taking into account the panel’s commendation, the Bill was introduced again in the Rajya Sabha but the argument on the bill continued inconclusive.

Regarding road security and protection, there are going to be strict provisions have been proposed for violations like juvenile driving, driving without a licence, unsafe driving, drunken driving, over-speeding as well as overloading.

The Bill was approved by the Cabinet on Monday that offers Rs 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles a well as Rs 10,000 for driving in spite of prohibition. Aggregators violating driving licences are going to be fined up to Rs 1 lakh, as per the provisions in the Bill.

The proposals are basically based on the sanctions of transport ministers from total number of 18 states, which were examined by the Standing Committee of Parliament.