New motor vehicle rules to come into effect from October 1: Here are all changes you must know about
Some changes have been made to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. According to Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) notifications, these changes will be implemented from October 1, 2020.
Some changes have been made to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. According to Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) notifications, these changes will be implemented from October 1, 2020. The official release states that the use of IT services and electronic monitoring will result in better enforcement of Traffic Rules in the country and will lead to removing harassment of drivers and would facilitate the citizen. Here are all the changes you must know of –
Vehicular documents found validated through electronic means shall not be demanded in physical forms for inspection. Details of driving licences disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority will be recorded and updated chronologically in the portal.
The statement said that the details recorded in chronological order should be reflected on a regular basis on the portal has been provided for. The government also added that the record shall be maintained electronically and further the driver behaviour would be monitored.
"Further upon demanding or inspecting any documents, the date and time stamp of inspection and identity of the police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the State Government, shall be recorded on the Portal. This would help in unnecessary re-checking or inspection of vehicles and further would remove harassment to the drivers," the statement said.
Drivers can maintain their vehicular documents on Central govt's online portal like Digi-locker or m-parivahan.
The new rules also underline that the use of handheld communications devices (including smartphones) while driving shall solely be used for route navigation in such a manner that it shall not disturb the concentration of the driver while driving.
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