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Guardian to be deemed guilty in juvenile accident offences

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Published on 3 Aug 2016 9:49 PM GMT

Guardian to be deemed guilty in juvenile accident offences
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New Delhi: Violation of road safety rules will now cost hefty fines as the union cabinet on Wednesday passed the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) bill 2016. Guardian/owner will now be considered guilty in the offences made by Juveniles.

The decision came during a cabinet meeting held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Major amendments in penalties:

  • Rs 5000 fine for driving without licence
  • Rs 10,000 for drunken driving
  • Rs 1,000 fine for driving without helmets apart from disqualification of licence for three months
  • Rs 1,000 fine for driving without seat belt
  • Rs 2,000 penalty for vehicle insurance
  • Rs 500 penalty for violating road rules
  • Rs 5,000 fine for unauthorized use of vehicles without licence
  • Up to Rs 5,000 fine for dangerous driving
  • Rs 2,000 fine for disobedience of orders of authorities
  • Rs 10,000 penalty for vehicles without permits. (violations of licencing conditions) the fine would be Rs 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000
  • Rs 20,000 fine for over loading and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne

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For Juvenile offences:

  • Guardian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty for offences by juveniles
  • Rs 25,000 penalty along with three years imprisonment
  • Cancellation of motor vehicle registration
  • Rs 2 lakh compensation for hit and run cases
  • Compensation may increase up to Rs 10 lakh in fatal accidents

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