Nitin Gadkari: Cabinet to soon decide on Vehicle Scrapping Policy 

Gadkari said the proposed policy once approved will be applicable on all vehicles including two and three-wheelers. (File) Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and … Read moreNitin Gadkari: Cabinet to soon decide on Vehicle Scrapping Policy 

Kerala Minister Writes To Centre For “Flexibility” In New Traffic Rules

The centre’s new law on traffic violations has worried many states (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala State Transport Minister AK Saseendran has written to Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, objecting to the hefty fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, asking for flexibility for states to fix the fines. “It may be noted that the fine … Read moreKerala Minister Writes To Centre For “Flexibility” In New Traffic Rules

Telangana to enact own law for traffic violation, says CM

K Chandrasekhar Rao was responding to a request from AIMIM MLA Jaffer Hussain in the Legislative Assembly. (Source: File) The Telangana government is not in haste to implement the new penalty system under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, which came into force from September 1, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Sunday. Rao also … Read moreTelangana to enact own law for traffic violation, says CM

View: Heavy fines a way, but crush apathy for road safety

The Modi government recently amended the Motor Vehicles Act, sharply increasing (up to 10 times) penalties for traffic offences to try and halve deaths and injuries from road accidents by 2020. India has among the worst road accident records in the world, with 1,50,785 deaths in 2016 — 12% of the global total. Between 2005 … Read moreView: Heavy fines a way, but crush apathy for road safety

Before New Traffic Rules, Truck Driver Was Fined Rs 6 Lakh In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  A Nagaland-registered truck was fined Rs 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha’s Sambalpur. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act. The fine was imposed on August 10 for flouting traffic rules much before the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into being on September 1. The matter came to light … Read moreBefore New Traffic Rules, Truck Driver Was Fined Rs 6 Lakh In Odisha

Jairam Ramesh’s Dig At States “Diluting” Centre’s Motor Vehicles Act

Jairam Ramesh hit out at states diluting centre’s 2019 Motor Vehicles Act. (file) New Delhi:  Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday took a swipe at the Modi government over states “diluting” the 2019 Motor Vehicles Act, saying they are quoting the same article of the Constitution that BJP leader Arun Jaitley had invoked in … Read moreJairam Ramesh’s Dig At States “Diluting” Centre’s Motor Vehicles Act

BJP MP Spotted Violating Traffic Rules In UP, Promises To Make Amends

Badaun:  BJP MP Sanghmitra Maurya was found violating traffic rules on Friday, travelling in a car with windows covered by black film, and her driver and security guard not wearing seat belts. When reporters pointed this out to her, she promised to make amends. “Rules are for everyone. The black film that you are seeing … Read moreBJP MP Spotted Violating Traffic Rules In UP, Promises To Make Amends

Gujarat To Karnataka, BJP States Lead Charge Against New Traffic Fines

Many states have sought changes in the new traffic rules on “humanitarian” grounds. New Delhi:  Days after the Union Government prescribed steep penalties for traffic offenders under an amended law, a number of states across the country have decided to slash them in their respective jurisdictions on “humanitarian” grounds. Ironically, leading the charge in this … Read moreGujarat To Karnataka, BJP States Lead Charge Against New Traffic Fines

Uttarakhand adopts Motor Vehicles Act but reduces penalty amount

If a person, who has been disqualified from having a driving licence drives a vehicle at any public place, a penalty of Rs 5,000 will be imposed instead of Rs 10,000. (Representational Image) After several states refused to implement to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, Uttarakhand government on Wednesday decided to … Read moreUttarakhand adopts Motor Vehicles Act but reduces penalty amount

Increased Traffic Fines Too Harsh, Won’t Apply In Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that she will not implement the new law that imposes hefty fines for traffic violations, a day after BJP-ruled Gujarat slashed penalties. Calling the new Motor Vehicles Act “too harsh” the Trinamool Congress chief said it was against the federal structure of the government. “We had … Read moreIncreased Traffic Fines Too Harsh, Won’t Apply In Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Under new traffic rules, Rajasthan trucker fined Rs 1.41 lakh for overloading vehicle

The driver paid the penalty of Rs 1,41,700, at Rohini court on Monday A trucker from Rajasthan paid a penalty of Rs 1.41 lakh after being caught for overloading by the enforcement wing of Delhi transport department, an official said. The truck, having a Rajasthan registration number, was caught by the enforcement team on Thursday, … Read moreUnder new traffic rules, Rajasthan trucker fined Rs 1.41 lakh for overloading vehicle

3 Patna cops suspended for failing to check Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s tinted car

Related News Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey Three policemen, including a sub-inspector, were suspended for allowing Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s vehicle go without verification of papers during a drive to ensure implementation of the amended motor vehicles act in Patna on Sunday, an official statement said. The vehicle with tinted glasses was being driven … Read more3 Patna cops suspended for failing to check Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s tinted car

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