A traffic policeman was dragged on the bonnet after he asked its driver to stop the vehicle
The real question here is whether the sky-high fines will truly be a deterrent. I am tempted to say yes, given the recent long queues at the RTO to update documents and the sudden spike in the sale of helmets.
“Every year around 10,000 accidents are reported in the state. The media claims it is due to bad roads. But I believe it is due to good roads,” said Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the fines laid down in the new Motor Vehicles Act were the maximum suggested and his government had reduced them after detailed deliberations.
The 65-year-old father of the deceased alleged 'misbehaviour by the traffic police' in the name of checking under the 'stricter new Motor Vehicles Act'.
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations and to bring discipline on roads.
Higher traffic penalties have came into effect across the country from September 1 under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar being received at the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe.PTI Photo
BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi participates in “Sewa Diwas”, organised to celebrate birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a vaccination centre in Rampur.PTI Photo
Members of Bhartiya Kissan Union block a road during a protest against Punjab Government in support of their demands in Patiala.PTI Photo
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waters a sapling planted under the 'All India Tree Plantation Campaign-2021' by CAPF, at CRPF Training Centre in Nanded.PTI Photo
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets PM Narendra Modi on his birthday by writing a message on a board during inauguration of Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0 at Patliputra Sports Complex, in Patna.PTI Photo
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