Steep penalties for traffic rule violations from today
New Motor Vehicle Act 2019: Last month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the process of making a driver’s license would be computerised.
Higher traffic penalties have come into effect across the country from today under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by parliament last month. The new law aims to instill fear in people who violate traffic rules, since an “intelligent traffic system” will monitor offences, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said last month. Common offences like use of mobiles, jumping traffic lights and driving on the wrong lane will be categorised as “dangerous driving”.