Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said the steep hike in traffic rules by stating that it was really needed to improve the situation on the roads. “Is money more important than life? It is the only fear which will actually make people follow the law, else they were taking it lightly till now. Close to 30 per cent driving licences in the country are fake, people were dying, that is why strict laws were made,” Gadkari said at an event.
He was attending a program on the completion of 100 years of the Dakshinamurti Swayamsevak Ganeshotsav Mandal. He also added, “With the change in the law there is a crowd in front of the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in all cities. Now people are getting their vehicles insured and are buying helmets. All of these will help in reducing the number of accidents on the roads”. He also said that the aim of the change in-laws was to protect the lives of people and for the safety of the people and fine collection is not the intention,” Gadkari said. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 last month and from 1 September it was implemented in many states of India.