India prides itself on having the second largest road network in the world. It is also the second-most populous country. 

Hence, traffic regulation becomes critical, and so do the chances for road accidents and traffic violations.

Motor Vehicles Act

The Indian Constitution ensures roads are safe for both drivers and pedestrians.

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, ensures their implementation effectively.

The act includes regulations, violations, and penalties for accidents, while in a motorized vehicle.

It addresses all standard issues, including DUI, road accidents, license and registration, pollution check, traffic jams, etc.

The laws also ensure any legal battle between parties regarding compensation, damage control, insurance, claims, etc.

Important Traffic Laws in India

Traffic laws in the country state the grounds for violation accompanied by the punishment.

Generally, most offenses lead to a fine or imprisonment, and sometimes both. Police officials can arrest an offender without a warrant for specific offenses as well.

For instance, if you have 30mg alcohol per 100mL of your blood, officials can detain you on the spot.

Similarly, there are punishments for speeding, rash driving, driving with a disqualified license, etc.

The Motor Vehicles Act also restricts the arresting officials’ powers so that they cannot harass or intimidate anyone.

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मोटर वाहन अधिनियम 1988, धारा 185, 202 को परिभाषित करें

सड़क दुर्घटनाओं को रोकने के लिए सरकार ने मोटर वाहन अधिनियम संशोधन को 1 सितंबर 2019 में पूरे देश में लागू किया हैं। नए अधिनियम के तहत जुर्माना बढ़ा दिया गया।

The parliament recently made some changes in the Motor Vehicle Act to control the traffic. The transport ministry issued a notification on August 28, 2019, with all the laws that have come into effect since September 1.