After the implementation of new Motor Vehicle Act from September 1st, penalties for breaking traffic rules has been significantly increased across the nation. On the first day after the revision, nearly 3,900 challans were issued by the Delhi Traffic Police in nation’s capital. A day later, a man from Delhi was found guilty of violating five traffic rules and was fined with Rs 23,000 in NCR city of Gurugram
Dinesh Madan was driving his scooter opposite Gurugram’s District Court on Monday where he was stopped by traffic police officer and found guilty of violating five traffic rules.
He was fined with Rs 5,000 for not carrying driving license, Rs 5,000 more for not possessing Registration Certificate (RC) of scooter, Rs 2,000 for not having third party insurance, Rs 1,000 for not wearing helmet and Rs 10,000 for not carrying pollution check slip. All these sums up to a whopping amount of Rs 23,000.
It is reported that his scooter was impounded, and he will have to pay all the challans first either online or in court.
Now, Dinesh has also issued a statement where he said that the value of my scooty is around Rs 15,000. ‘’I even got a copy of RC on WhatsApp from home but by then he had printed.The amount could have been less if he had waited for a while. I want that fine should be relaxed. From now on I will always carry my documents’’, he added.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill was passed Parliament in July which aims to infuse more discipline on roads by tightening rules and increasing penalties.
The bill, which seeks to weed out corruption, improve road safety and usher in use of technology to regulate traffic, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha last week. The bill was passed by a voice vote rejecting several amendments moved by the Opposition.
It also brings a sea change in how Indian roads and vehicular transportation are governed. Stating that maximum road accidents in the world occur in India, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari noted that annually about five lakh road accidents take place in the country, in which there are 1.5 lakh deaths and 65 per cent of them are youth.
Dinesh Madan: Value of my scooty is around 15,000.I even got a copy of RC on WhatsApp from home but by then he had printed.The amount could have been less if he had waited for a while. I want that fine should be relaxed. From now on I will always carry my documents. https://t.co/dJo5BeIcGD— ANI (@ANI) September 3, 2019