(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill,2017

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill,2017

Topic: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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In India, more than 150,000 people die every year in road accidents. Data suggests that one serious road accident occurs every minute in the country and one life is lost every four minutes...Equally heartbreaking is the fact no less than 20 children under the age of 14 die every day due to road accidents in India.

Two wheelers account for 25 per cent of the total road crash deaths.. while drink driving is one of the leading causes of road fatalities.

In order to curb the carnage on roads, the government introduced the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill in Parliament in 2016. It proposed harsher penalties for traffic offenses and introduced certain provisions related to road safety, e-governance, insurance etc. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017. The Rajya Sabha took up the Bill for discussion on Monday .... . (As we speak, the House debates the different provisions of the Bill.)

In today's In DEPTH, let's analyse the salient features of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017, the stringent measures it proposes for traffic offenses and how it will help India reduce road fatalities.

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Courtesy: RSTV