Hiking penalties marks change in strategy...
Most of the steps taken in the past focused on the victims of road accidents instead of errant drivers. So, last year we made it mandatory for car or two-wheeler buyers to get a threeyear or five-year insurance policy. We have a scheme to set up a trauma centre at every 100km on national highways. We have a
Good Samaritan law so that people can help victims. However, the new Motor Vehicles Act, which has led to a steep increase in penalty for traffic violations is an attempt to tackle the cause of the problem — bad drivers