Ever since the Modi government passed the amended Motor Vehicle Act which amplified the penalties for traffic rule violations, it drew a lot of criticism.
Well, before the government starts inflicting a penalty on people for not wearing a helmet or seat belt or for crossing the road despite the red light, they should first look at the terrible condition of the roads.
It is because of those bad condition of the roads, potholes occur which lead to deaths. But for Karnataka Deputy CM, Govind Karjol, accidents don’t occur due to bad roads.
“Accidents don’t occur due to bad roads. They happen when roads are good and safer, that’s when accidents are more… People drive at high speeds on our roads. Accidents happen on highways when people drive at speeds above 100 kmph,” he clarified to the citizens of India who questioned state government’s inaction to lay proper roads.
He made the strange comment while speaking about the amended MVA which came into effect from September onwards.
His remarks came even as the bad condition of the road in the state capital recently made international headlines after an artist staged a moon landing on one of the roads which were totally full of potholes.
Karnataka, along with several other states across India have already announced that it will decrease the penalties for traffic rule violators.
“Regarding the cut in the penalties for violation of traffic rules under the motor vehicle act, we will get the orders of the Gujarat government. I have instructed our officials that we will follow that order here also. Mostly in about two-three days like in Gujarat, here also we will try to cut the penalties that are high,” CM BS Yediyurappa said.