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New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

According to the notification, as soon as the information about any road accident is received, the investigating officer concerned will inspect the spot. In this investigation, the officers will take photographs of the accident site and the vehicles involved in the accident and prepare a site plan of the accident.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

Within 48 hours of the accident, the Inquiry Officer has to inform the Claims Tribunal about the same. Victims and their legal representatives must be informed of their rights and the process of settlement plan within 10 days of the accident.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

The Inspecting Officer will have to submit an interim accident report to the Claims Tribunal within 50 days. Also, the criminal investigation has to be completed and the report has to be filed before the concerned criminal court within 60 days.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

The inspecting officer will have to complete the verification of information and documents and submit the Detailed Accident Report (DAR) to the tribunal within 90 days. Within this time frame, he will have to submit a DAR to the insurance company which will have to be verified and submit his report within 30 days.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

To increase the safety of children on two wheelers, the government has made the use of helmets mandatory for young children. Under the new traffic rules, if a bike driver travels with a child below the age of four, then the child will be required to wear a helmet and safety harness belt.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

In addition, the maximum speed of the bike should not exceed 40 kilometers per hour when riding a bike with a child. Violation of these rules can lead to cancellation of driving license for three months along with a fine of Rs 1,000. The central government will implement the new rules from 2023.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

A child riding a bike has been instructed to wear a bicycle helmet or a crash helmet. This helmet must be a genuine helmet with ISI mark. The central government has already notified the helmet makers guidelines regarding helmets for children.

New process notified for investigation of road accidents, hearing for claims will be done immediately

In October last year, the ministry had proposed changes to the rules by issuing a draft notification. In this, a proposal was brought to make it mandatory for bike riders to use safety harnesses and crash helmets for children.

 

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