New Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 Comes Into Effect
GUWAHATI: The 63 new clauses under the amended Motor Vehicle Act come into force from September 1.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019, which was passed by the Parliament on August 5, became an act after receiving nod from President Ram Nath Kovind on August 9.
The new the bill primarily focuses on increasing penalty for traffic violations by 5 to 10 times in different cases.
The legislation has introduced stricter punishment for various traffic related offences as well as higher penalties, including a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for death and Rs. 2.5 lakh for grievous injury in motor vehicle accident case.
It also proposes Rs. 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles, driving despite disqualification and drunken driving.
Aggregators found violating driving licences will be fined up to Rs. 1 lakh.
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