K'taka DCM Karjol blames good roads for accidents

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K'taka DCM Karjol blames good roads for accidents

K'taka DCM Karjol blames good roads for accidents

SC KM   ¦    Sep 12, 2019 02:47:09 PM (IST)

K\'taka DCM Karjol blames good roads for accidents-1Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) Govind Karjol said that the reason behind the occurrence of major accidents was the good roads that allow people to drive at high speeds.

Addressing media persons on Wednesday, September 11, Karjol said, "Major accidents happen due to good roads where people drive at the speeds of 120 to 160 kmph. Majority of the accidents occur on the highways."

DCM Karjol also informed ANI that the state government will be making a decision to revise the provisions under the Motor Vehicles Act during the Cabinet meeting soon.

"I don't support levying high fines. We will make a decision on the revision of fines during the cabinet meeting," he added.

The heavy fines for traffic violations came into effect after the Motor Vehicles Act (1988) was amended in Parliament on July 31.