Road Safety- These Lesser Known Traffic Rules Can Save Your Life and Challan | Car News

After the death of the former head of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry in a road accident, there has been a special focus on measures that can be taken to prevent road accidents in India. From speeding to driving under the influence, road accidents have been on the rise. According to the ‘Road Accidents in India – 2020’ report, more than 11 percent of deaths and injuries were caused by the failure to use seat belts, while 30.1 percent of the deaths and 26 percent of injuries were caused by the failure to use seat belts. Helmets 2020. As a result, the government has improved and implemented the Motor Vehicle Act 1998 to ensure safety and reduce road accidents that drivers should know about.

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Here are five new rules that Indian drivers must know before hitting Indian roads with their cars-

1. Riders can be fined even after wearing helmets-

According to the latest update, motorcyclists who wear helmets incorrectly can be fined. The helmet must be worn properly and its belt must also be attached. If the helmet is unrestricted, the rider will have to incur a fine of 1,000 rupees. According to the Department of Road Transportation and Highways (MoRTH), all helmets must bear the ISI marking. It is a legal offense to wear and sell helmets without the ISI mark. A transparent eye cover must be used in the helmet. It is also important that the helmet has BIS certification. If you are caught using an illegal helmet and do not comply with any of the instructions, your helmet may be confiscated.

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2. A fine of Rs 1,000 if the children are not wearing helmets-

Children must wear a helmet- Children under the age of four must wear a helmet and riders must use their seat belts as a precaution. The rider must maintain the maximum speed at 40 km/h while driving with children on two wheels. If any rider is found violating these rules, a fine of 1,000 rupees will be imposed followed by a suspension of the driver’s license for three months.

3. A fine of Rs 20,000 levied on the excess vehicle-

The latest update also includes a massive Rs 20,000 fine for overloading on two wheels. Passengers will also be required to incur an additional fine of Rs 2,000 per ton.

4. Countries that will issue a Standard International Driving Permit-

MoRTH has provided the same format in all states for an International Driving Permit (IDP) as the document will be issued in booklet form. The IDP is valid in 102 countries and this format is expected to help resolve an issue that Indians in other countries are facing regarding verification.

5. The driving license to be linked to the IDP with a QR code-

With the start of the new format, a QR will be entered into the booklet which will contain all the required data related to the driver. Through this, driver verification will become easy.

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