Andhra Pradesh Government proposes to prohibit the release of motor vehicles involved in an accident, if not insured against third party risks, invites objections/suggestions till 14.12.2018
The Transport, Roads and Buildings Department, of Andhra Pradesh (“Department”) issued a preliminary notification dated 29th November, 2018 proposing to amend the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicle Rules,1989 by prohibiting the release of Motor Vehicles involved in an accident, emphasizing the need of insurance against third party risk.
As per the proposal, the Court will not release a Motor Vehicle which is involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury or damage to property, when the vehicle is not covered by the policy of insurance against third party risks taken in the name of the registered owner.
In case, the registered owner fails to furnish the copy of such insurance policy when demanded by the investigating police officer, the vehicle will not be released, thus proposing to make it mandatory to insure the vehicle against third party risks.
The vehicle is proposed to be sold off in a public auction by the Magistrate having jurisdiction over the area where accident occurred, on expiry of three months of the vehicle being taken in possession by the investigating police officer, and the proceeds will be deposited with the Claims Tribunal having jurisdiction over that area.
The Department has invited objections and suggestions by 14th December, 2018 to be addressed to the Special Chief Secretary to Government, Transport, Roads and Buildings Department, 5th Block, 1st floor, Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Velagapudi, Guntur District (in duplicate).
Source: Government of Andhra Pradesh