Taxi, auto drivers no longer require a commercial license: Here’s more
Change records after car sale or pay for mishaps: SC
Supreme Court issues directions for road safety, asks states to implement policy
Using mobile while on wheel kills 2,100 in a year
Dangerous driving’ to cover jumping lights, using phone
Speed guns, ambulances to curb road deaths: Government
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Getting a commercial driving licence had so far been a necessity for driving a transport vehicle, a process that had people waiting for one year. A commercial driving licence was obtained after the driver received his personal driving licence.
Apr 19, 2018
Bringing a taxi, three-wheeler, e-rickshaw or two-wheelers for the purpose of food delivery etc will be a little easier for individuals and merchants with a new government rule. Under the rule, drivers of these vehicles will no longer require a commercial licence and their private licences will be accepted legally for the same. However, the government has also said that it will be mandatory for truck, bus, other heavy commercial vehicle drivers to get commercial driving licences made. The Road Transport Ministry issued an advisory to the state governments to follow that Supreme Court order of July 2017. …
Feb 7, 2018
NEW DELHI: If you sold your car and did not bother to change the ownership in registration records, you would be liable for compensation claims arising from accidents involving the vehicle even if another person owned and drove the car, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
This painful legal truth dawned upon one Vijay Kumar, who had sold his car to another person on July 12, 2007. That person further sold the car on September 18, 2008. This third owner then sold the car to one Naveen Kumar, who claimed before the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal that he had sold it to one Meer Singh. …
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Dec 01, 2017
New Delhi: Noting one death every three minutes due to road accidents in India, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued 25 directions for road safety and directed all states and Union territories (UTs) to implement a policy on the issue with all “earnestness and seriousness”.
The court also issued time lines for the implementation of its directions, including setting up of State Road Safety Councils, District Road Safety Committees, Lead Agency, creation of Road Safety Fund and putting in place a Road Safety Action Plan, including Permanent Road Safety Cell. …
Sep 7, 2017
NEW DELHI: The use of mobile phones while driving claimed 2,138 lives last year while faulty speed-breakers, potholes and under-construction roads accounted for 26 deaths on the roads every day, according to data released by the transport ministry.
The maximum deaths due to use of mobile phones while driving were reported from UP, followed by Haryana. Delhi reported two deaths while Maharashtra registered 172 fatalities on this account. This was the first time that the road transport ministry collected such data from each state. …
Aug 4, 2016
NEW DELHI: Jumping traffic lights, using cell phone while driving, violating the stop sign and driving against the flow of traffic may soon attract fines of up to Rs 5,000 for the first offence and double that amount for subsequent violations.
These provisions are part of proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday , which broaden the definition of “dangerous driving” to include these offences. …
Jun 10, 2016
NEW DELHI: The road transport and highways ministry will install speed guns (equipment to record the speed of as well as film a moving vehicle) on national highways and deploy advanced ambulances with vehicle-cutting equipment on certain stretches for the immediate rescue of accident victims. …
May 11, 2016
MUMBAI: Driving a car at high speeds is by itself not a strong enough ground to book a person for rash and negligent driving, the Bombay high court has ruled. Two years after Mumbai police arrested a city resident, Khizzer Shah, on the charges of negligent and dangerous driving, a division bench of justices Abhay Oka and Prakash Naik used the HC’s special powers to strike down the FIR as an “abuse of the process of law”. …
Oct 16, 2015
KOTHPUTLI (RAJASTHAN): Sending a strong message to consultants involved in preparing detailed project reports (DPRs), highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that government can book such agencies for murder, if the fault in design is established as the reason for any road death on national highways (NHs).. …
Anti-lock braking system must for all two-wheelers Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 20, 2015
NEW DELHI: All models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system (CBS) by April 2018.. …
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