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    MV Act Likely To Be Enforced In Assam From This Week

    Driving without wearing a helmet will attract a penalty of Rs 1,000 under the new law

    Violation of traffic rules will attract harsher penalty as the newly amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 2019 is likely to come into force from this week in Assam.  Approved by President Ram Nath Kovind in August this year, the MV Amendment Act aims at stricter punishment for violating traffic regulations to bring down road accidents and improve the country’s road safety record.

    Speaking to Time8, Virendra Mittal, Commissioner of Transport said, “Tomorrow, we will issue the notification.” He is hopeful that this Act will bring stringent traffic regulations in the state.

    The MV Amendment Act came into force on September 1st, 2019. However, the common man protested against the new traffic fines since day. Complaining that the quantum of the penalties is excessive, commercial vehicle owners and drivers even went on a nationwide strike on September 19th, 2019.

    Following massive protests, Gujarat and Karnataka have announced a substantial reduction in the traffic challans.

    Under the Act, traffic offences like driving without a licence will now impose on the offender a penalty of Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000. On the other hand, under the new law, driving without wearing a helmet will attract a penalty of Rs 1,000.

    Speeding violations will cost light motor vehicle drivers from up to Rs 400 to Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000-Rs 4,000 to medium passenger or goods vehicles and impounding of the vehicle in case of further offences.

    Check out the new penalty amounts under Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019

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