The government implemented Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 2019, updating a 1988 law. The Act, which provides for heavy penalties for traffic rule violations, came into force from September 1.
The new, stiff fines for traffic regulations might scare truant drivers into good behavior. But will they truly work or is there a need for a graded action plan? Here’s what civic activists had to say.
“Only The Poor Will Suffer, Not The Rich”
Dorris Francis, 61, has been managing traffic at a Ghaziabad intersection for over 10 years now. However, she is not a traffic cop—she voluntarily started working at the spot where her daughter was killed in a road accident. Despite being on the side of those enforcing traffic rules, she finds the increased fines for violations unfair. “Only the poor will suffer from this, not the rich,” she says. “For a...