New Delhi. Road accidents have come down after the introduction of motor vehicle act. More than 18 per cent of road accidents in the country have come down last year. The year motor vehicle act came into force has registered a decline of about 4 per cent. The reply was given by the Road Transport Minister in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.
However these figures are not final yet. These are just provisional figures, but the shortage is being seen.
Rajya Sabha Member Harnath Singh on Monday questioned the Road Transport Minister whether there has been any reduction in road accidents after the introduction of motor vehicle act. Responding to this, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari cited road research wing data that road accidents were 467044 in 20218, compared to a decline of -3.86 449002 in 2019. In 2019, there was a decline of -18.46 per cent 366138. Motor Vehicle Act came into force in 2019.
He informed that The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 passed by Parliament focuses on road safety and has increased the number of connectivity on traffic violations and its electronic monitoring, increasing the penance on driving by a minor, computerization/automation of vehicle fitness and driving test, removal of faulty vehicles, payment of enhanced compensation for hit and run cases etc.