In today's world as things and technology are developing fast. We have developed
a lot to provide people with hassle-free services, similarly, we have developed
our Motor vehicle Act, 2020 as mentioned below, basically, it tells us about
what was the earlier act and what has been amended (Motor Vehicle Act).
Old motor vehicle Act
Any Machine which generates power and helps in the transportation of people and
things by the mood of transport Road. The Motor Vehicle Act,1988, came into
force on 1 July 1989, and the act amendment by the motor vehicle (Amendment)
Act, 2019. The Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 came into force on 1st September 2019.
The Act comes up with details which are issued by the legislative provision by
the Government of India which includes drivers/conductor's license, registration
of the motor vehicle, control of the motor vehicle, special permission of state
transport, traffic regulation, insurance of the vehicle, etc.
New motor vehicle act 2019
At the request of ministers of several stateís the amendment has been made to
decrease the violation graph of traffic rules. As earlier all the documents
(hard copy) were required to carry for inspection by traffic police for example
driving license, the paper of vehicle, insurance, road tax, pollution control
paper, etc. But after 1st April 2020 as noticed by the Central Government of
India (Ministry of Road Transport & Highways) has passed a law which helps
general public of India that they can carry a soft copy of all the documents of
the vehicle in some specific application like Digi locker which will be
considered as a legal document (soft copy).
Under the new act, several more laws
have been introduced which include punishment and heavy fines that will be
charged on drunken driving, driving without a license, dangerous driving, over
speeding, etc. And the penalties will keep on increasing by 10 percent after
every 3 years. The law has extended the duration of renewal of a driving license
from one month to one year after the date of expiry but if the duration exceeds
then the person has to go through a test of competence.
The act also an
assurance to provide medical and non-medical aid to the victim of an accident
from any civil and criminal as well as the minimum compensation for death or
serious injury due to hit and run has been shifted up consequential.
Importance of Motor Vehicle Act
- As per the new rule there is no need for the physical appearance of
documents, you can directly save the documents of your mobile phone and if
any policeman asks to show your documents you can directly show the safe
copy from your mobile which is permissible now.
- All the necessary documents can which can be cross-checked by the public
servant can be shown in an application called Digi locker or M-parivahan.
- As per the order of ministry behavior of the driver/vehicle will be
noticed and inspected every single time which will be observed by the police
officers and maintain a record.
- Those who will be found violating the traffic rules will be fined and
punished under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1989. E-challan will also be discharged if anyone
- As per the new rules people will start following acquiesce and will be
in alarming mode in the fear of strict action set under the act through
fines and punishment.
- There will be transparency and enforcement of motor vehicle act due to
every single thing is going through an online process and photo clips and
videos will also be maintained by the local traffic department.
The insignificance of the Motor Vehicle Act
- As per the new motor vehicle act fines will be charged and it will keep
on increasing by 10 percent after every 3 years due to heavy fines and
penalties the corruption will also increase if crops donít do their job
- As the penalty has been increased but the conditions of road services
are still remaining the same as earlier so where all of the fine charges are
going which were promised to be invested in transport and services.
- This new motor vehicle act is surely going to affect the pockets of
common people due to heavy fines.
- As per the new motor vehicle act the people who are illiterate and their
driving/conductor license has crossed the duration of renewable so it would
be beyond the bounds of possibility.
As most of the states have imposed the motor vehicle (amendment) bill to make
it a more easy-going process as we are in the 21st century the whole world is
working and performing digitally which reduces their burden of work and helps in
maintaining records in a form of data. The government has also taken a bold step
to start performing digitally and strictly to maintain records by all official
authorities. As we compare with old rules and regulations its fare effective in
a lesser period of time, transparency is also maintained.
The central has
ordered to increase the fines and penalties to those who violate the traffic
rules so it set up fear in a person for not violation of rules, soft copies can
be accepted as original documents no need to the physical appearance of the
documents. The main issues which are raised by the public that if we are charged
heavy fines so the government should also improve the conditions of roads,
medical facilities, roadside assistance (fixed time and distance), etc.
Another point of the issue has been raised about the enhancing corruption that
increasing penalty, however, will lead to corruption after some certain limits
it's become difficult for the general public and this might lead to benefits to
crops if they donít do their job wisely so ultimately corruption prevails. Award Winning Article Is Written By: Mr.Yash Vikram Singh
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