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The Delhi High Court has asked the Center to ensure that the statutory provisions related to compensation of road accident victims caused by uninsured vehicles are implemented within six months. The state government told the court that the Motor Vehicles Act has been amended to provide compensation for accidents caused by uninsured vehicles, but no guidelines have yet been issued.
The central government said it now has a scheme to compensate road accident victims even if the vehicle involved in the accident was uninsured, and urged the court to give six months to make the change to to be carried out throughout the country.
A court of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Judge Subramaniam Prasad said in a recent order that consequently a remedy is provided for awarding compensation to road accident victims even if the vehicle involved in the accident is not as well insured as the collision . -end In cases of accidents caused by current affairs, the Union of India is given six months to implement the provisions now contained in the statutes.
The order of the court was given at the request of the legal heirs of a deceased victim of an accident, who sought compensation for the damage they themselves and other road victims had incurred due to failure to implement the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. In August 2011, the victim had died in a road accident caused by an uninsured tractor and the petition raised serious concerns about accidents involving uninsured vehicles and also about collisions.
The central government said the amendment regarding uninsured vehicles came into effect from April 1, 2022 and that some time was needed to implement sections 145-165 of the Motor Vehicles (32nd Amendment) Act, 2019.