The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill pending nod in the Rajya Sabha could bring about a 20% decline in road accidents from the current 5 lakh a year, opines Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
The Bill provides for stringent penalties in cases of offences and violation of traffic rules, protection to good samaritans, recall of defective vehicle parts by auto companies, holding builders accountable for the poor quality of infrastructure and making vehicle owners criminally liable for violations committed by juvenile drivers.
Currently, India stands with the highest number of road accidents in the world at 5 lakh road accidents a year, out of which about 1.5 lakh people die. Gadkari was addressing an event at Rajghat after jointly flagging off Suraksha Yatra – a motor rally with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Read More
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