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gauri tomar (AM- Human Resource)     18 April 2008

law relating to accident prevention

Hi All,


 Can anybody tell me the law relating to accident prevention and law relating to compensation.


Gauri Tomar


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Kiran Kumar (Lawyer)     18 April 2008

Please refer to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 if u need any specific advice then pls mention the facts of the case to have a consolidated reply from the members.

Shree. ( Advocate.)     18 April 2008

F.A.Q. on Traffic Rules and Penalties:
1.Q. Is it necessary to carry Driving License while driving?
Ans: Yes. In case, one is found guilty for not carrying a Driving License then a challan amount or imprisonment or both can be compounded on the guilty.

2.Q. What is to be done if stopped by traffic police on account of a Traffic Violation?
Ans: One can either pay the penalty fees against the receipt or surrender the documents against the challans receipt and attend court when it is expected.

3.Q. What is to be done if the vehicle documents are seized by a Traffic cop?
Ans: One can have his/her documents released after paying the penalty fees of the offence in court.

4.Q. Can traffic authorities detain vehicles anytime?
Ans: Authorities can detain vehicles under following conditions:

Driver is driving without license.
Vehicle is driven without registration.
Commercial vehicles driven without permit.
Vehicle driven without payment of tax.
Vehicle is carrying a suspicious number plate.
5.Q. Under what conditions a vehicle can be "Towed"?
Ans: Any vehicle found under the following conditions can be towed and then fined:

Vehicle parked under restricted zone.
Vehicle parked in a way to cause inconvenience to the road users.
6.Q. What is to be done in case the vehicle is "Towed" by a traffic crane?
Ans: One can contact the nearest Traffic Police Circle and pay the challans fees for improper parking along with the tow away charges that are vehicle specific.

7.Q. What is the law for Drunken Driving?
Ans: If anyone is found guilty of Drunken Driving, then he may have to pay a hefty amount for challan or may be imprisoned. The punishment depends upon the amount of alcohol consumed and frequency of occurrence of such an offense.

8.What is the "Effect of Alcohol" or any drug on driving skills?
Ans: The drugs alter the driving ability and prolong the reaction time threatening the safety.

9.Q. How does vision affects driving?
Ans: Inability to see on the roads while driving may pose threat to the driver safety.

10.Q. Can I complain if I suspect I have been overcharged?
Ans: Yes, you can complain to the local transport department.

11.Q. Can a foreigner drive vehicle in India on the basis of Driving License issued by foreign country?
Ans: No, but, if he carries an IDP from his country he can.

12.Q. What is the validity of IDP in India?
Ans: 1 yr.

13.Q. Why do Govt. makes "Helmet" use compulsory?
Ans: Helmets have been made compulsory because head injuries account for brain injuries in two wheelers.

14.Q. What is the rule for "Tinted Glasses"?
Ans: The glass of windscreen and rear window of every motor vehicle shall be maintained in such a way that visual transmission of light is not less than 70% and side windows shall be maintained in such a way that visual transmission of light is not less than 50% and shall confirm to Indian Standards.

15.Q. Is it necessary that the registered owner has to be available at the time of every transaction of vehicle?
Ans: No, only in case where signature differs or in other doubtful cases the registered owner has to appear before the concerned in Transport office. The other person can also represent for transactions in registration.

16.Q. What documents should a driver carry while driving?
Ans: The following documents should be carried while driving:

Driving License
Registration certificate
Taxation Certificate
P.U.C Certificate
Insurance Certificate.
Fitness Certificate and permit.

17.Q. What is a "Safe Speed" for driving?
Ans: A "Safe Speed" for driving is a relative term. Drivers should negotiate speed while driving on the rod depending upon the traffic and weather conditions.

18.Q. What skills are needed to drive safely?
Ans: Skills required to drive safely can be enlisted as follows:

Good vision.
Quick reactions.
Good co-ordination.
Marked ability to take decisions and judge the traffic conditions.
19.Q. What steps can be taken to ensure safety on roads while driving?
Ans: Following points should be kept in mind:

Keep the glasses and mirrors clean.
Keep speed under control.
Do not drive under influence of drugs and alcohol.
20.Q. What precautions need to be taken while vehicle crashes?
Ans: In case of vehicle crash always slow down and park your vehicle at the road side and then look for what has happened. Never apply sudden breaks. Use hand signals in case of emergency.

21.Q. What are the duties of a driver in case of an accidents?
Ans: The driver duties include:

Arrange some medical help.
Inform police.
22.Q. Can I use mobile phone while driving?
Ans: No. According to the rule, mobile phones should be switched off while driving.

23.Q. Can persons other than drivers use mobile phone while driving?
Ans: Yes, the occupants of the vehicle other than the driver himself can use mobile phones.

Guest (n/a)     20 April 2008

HI law relating to preventation are first of all one should have licence mentioned in chapter 2 section 3 motor vehicle act 2.see section 6,7,8,9 TRANING BY GOVT. AUTHORISD AUTHORITY Insured the vehicle compherensively AS FAR as compensation is concerned See section 144 & 166 144is for intreim relief 166 is for main claim

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