The heavy and enhanced penalties that make a gaping hole in the pockets of traffic violators have been imposed to act as a deterrent. The number of fatal accidents and injuries recorded have been alarming. People are now careful to ensure that traffic rules are not violated and thousands of challans have been issued for various offences.
A Motor Vehicle Accident Fund is likely to be set up. This can be used for helping accident victims during emergencies and as compensation. The victim and his family will no longer have to wait endlessly for insurance claims in courts. The amount is deductible from the insurance settlement received.