Road Accident Fatality Essay

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INTRODUCTION
India is one of the countries with the highest number of road accidents. A large number of claims for compensation for injury caused by road accidents are pending in various Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal. In majority of road accident cases because of rash and negligent driving, innocent person becomes victims and because of this their dependents in many cases are virtually on the streets.
Nationwide attention , was drawn towards the rapidly increasing automobile accident fatality, in the recent past. The one millionth automobile accident fatality occurred on December 23, 1951. The width of this problem was visible in the difficulties relating to compensation to automobile accident victims as they were not being able to be restituted
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This enactment has worked in India for a comfortable long period, but then it was replaced by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1914 which was further replaced by The Motor Vehicles Act, 1939. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 combined and improved the laws relating to motor vehicles, however some members of the parliament felt the urge for a more comprehensive review of this act so as to make it relevant to the modern day requirements. This act has been ameliorated many a times to keep it up to date. Therefore keeping in mind the necessity for safe roads, passenger movement, freight movement and road development, the government in the year 1984 in the month of January set up a working group that was suppose to submit a draft for a comprehensive legislation to replace the Motor Vehicle Act 1939. This working group before preparing a report took suggestions from various institutions, groups and organizations. This report after some recommendations and changes, on the 14th day of October in the year 1988 was passed by both the Houses of the Parliament; soon thereafter it received the assent of the President of India and became an act titled THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT 1988. The 1988 Act was then amended by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 1994, which came in to effect from 14.11.1994. The Act was amended for the second time by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2000. Third times amendments to this act were done by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act,

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