Strict traffic law: Rash driving can now lead you in jail for 10 years

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Nov 30, 2014, 9:41 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 10:27 am IST
Earlier, the law did not clearly spell out penal provisions for rash driving
So far, fatal motor accidents due to rash and negligent driving attracted penal provisions like Section 279 and 304A of the IPC which has a minimum jail term up to two years (Representational Image)
 So far, fatal motor accidents due to rash and negligent driving attracted penal provisions like Section 279 and 304A of the IPC which has a minimum jail term up to two years (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Negligent and rash driving which causes grievous hurt can now land you in jail for 10 years as the home ministry has finalised new provision in the Indian Penal Code to punish negligent and rash driving.

Earlier, the law did not clearly spell out penal provisions for rash driving and covered such offences under negligent acts causing grevious hurt.

 

So far, fatal motor accidents due to rash and negligent driving attracted penal provisions like Section 279 and 304A of the IPC which has a minimum jail term up to two years. However, under the fresh changes which will be sent to the Union Cabinet, the home ministry has proposed a specific section in the IPC which will deal with rash and negligent driving.

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