The newly implemented Motor Vehicles Act has been a heated topic among civilians from last few days and even received many criticisms since its implementation.
Recently Union Minister Nitin Gadkari defended traffic policemen’s step of charging heavy challans for traffic rules violations after the revised Motor Vehicles Act in the country. He said that the new rules are aimed at curbing road accidents, which would in turn ensure the safety of people on roads.
Gadkari was speaking during an event in Nagpur where he praised the intelligent traffic system and said that it does not discriminate between violators of law – whether it’s a cabinet minister, chief minister, bureaucrat or a journalist.
Gadkari said, “I’m sensitive to this issue. You ask the family members who’ve lost their close ones in road mishaps. Around 65% of the road accidents victims fall in the age bracket of 18 to 35 years. Ask their families how they feel; I’m also an accident victim. The amendment is a well-thought step, which was carried out with consent from almost all political parties whether Congress, Trinamool or TRS.”
The union minister said that the revised act was a much-need one as people had taken traffic laws very lightly and there wasn’t any fear or respect of the law.
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