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ROAD TRANSPORT: 95% of drivers will use in-car voice assistants in next three years, study says; Supreme Court issues directions to state governments on road safety measures …

95% of drivers will use in-car voice assistants in next three years, study says
Supreme Court issues directions to state governments on road safety measures
Mumbai: Soon, new smart driving licences with QR code to help officials identify fakes
Vehicle owner as per RTO records liable for accident: Supreme Court
Above the speed limit? An SMS will soon let you know 
Ignorance not bliss: Saviours denied shield 
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95% of drivers will use in-car voice assistants in next three years, study says

November 14, 2019
CHENNAI: Almost every driver (95%) will be using a voice assistant in the next three years, but automotive companies must improve the experience to meet user expectations, a new research report from the Capgemini Research Institute has found. …

Supreme Court issues directions to state governments on road safety measures

Sep 26, 2019
PUNE: The Supreme Court committee on road safety, during various meetings, has issued direction to various state governments for implementation of road safety measures including engineering measures. It wants to give more focus on road safety works including giving it top priority. …

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Mumbai: Soon, new smart driving licences with QR code to help officials identify fakes

May 8, 2019
In an initiative to get rid of fake driving licences, the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department (MMVD) will soon issue new smart driving licences with a quick response (QR) code to help officials to check if the licence is genuine.
According to the Hindustan Times, the existing driving licences remain valid and will be updated when you apply for licence renewal. Once the QR code is scanned, an official will be able to view the driver’s name, residential address, birth date, blood group, the validity of the licence and types of vehicles they are authorised to drive. Shekhar Channe, transport commissioner of Maharashtra told the leading daily, “The QR codes can be scanned for a driver’s details using any QR code scanner application [from the play store].”…

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Vehicle owner as per RTO records liable for accident: Supreme Court

Dec 23, 2018 : Dtf.in
The vehicle owner as per the RTO records is liable for accident. Hon’ble Supreme Court, in its judgment dated 14.12.2018, has held as under:-
“The law is thus well settled and can be summarised:-
“Even though in law there would be a transfer of ownership of the vehicle, that, by itself, would not absolve the party, in whose name the vehicle stands in RTO records, from liability to a third person … ……
Merely because the vehicle was transferred does not mean that such registered owner stands absolved of his liability to a third person. So long as his name continues in RTO records, he remains liable to a third person.””
See Supreme Court Judgement >>>  SC Judgement dated 14.12.2018 – Prakash Chand Daga Vs. Saveta Sharma & Ors. >>>Supreme Court Judgments

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Above the speed limit? An SMS will soon let you know

Dec 15, 2018
NOIDA: The Noida Authority is upgrading a system that will automatically generate text messages to motorists if they cross the speed limit on the Noida expressway. Currently, the system only identifies traffic violators for speeding and challans are sent to them through speed post. …

Ignorance not bliss: Saviours denied shield 

Nov 27, 2018
NEW DELHI: A survey by a non-profit organisation found shocking non-compliance with provisions of the Good Samaritan Law, under which all hospitals and police stations are supposed to display a Good Samaritan charter at their entrance, enumerating the rights of the people who bring or accompany the injured to the hospital. …

Driving license of man in Kerala cancelled after four-year-old daughter rides a scooter in this shockingly dangerous video!

Financial Express 
July 31, 2018
A man in Kerala had to face trouble after he let his four-year-old daughter ride a scooter with his hands completely off the handle. Responding to this real quick, the Motor Driving Department cancelled his driving license for one year. Shibu Francis, who resides in Palluruthy was travelling to Aluva with his wife and two children when the video was posted on social media. Vinod Kumar, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Kochi said that the department has suspended the license of the person for one year and the matter has been directed to the Ernakulam RTO for further proceedings. Moreover, the cops from Edappally police station officers said that they will soon register a case against Shibu. …

Kiki dance dare keeps police on their toes

July 31, 2018 
CHANDIGARH/MEERUT: A Canadian rapper’s floor-scorching track with the catchline, ‘Kiki do you love me’, has cops in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh sending out worried tweets and advisories. The number, which has gathered nearly 82 million views on YouTube, has prompted a potentially dangerous social media dance challenge which requires the performer to shake and shimmy beside a moving car and then jump back into it. …

Taxi, auto drivers no longer require a commercial license: Here’s more

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.

Financial Express 
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. …

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Change records after car sale or pay for mishaps: SC

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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Supreme Court issues directions for road safety, asks states to implement policy with ‘seriousness’

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. …

Using mobile while on wheel kills 2,100 in a year

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. …

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‘Dangerous driving’ to cover jumping lights, using phone

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. …

Speed guns, ambulances to curb road deaths: Government

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. …

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Bombay HC: Speeding alone no ground to book person for rash driving

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”. …

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Murder charges for flaw in road design? 

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).. …

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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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