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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

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Description
Motor accidents and claims for compensation raise sensitive problems of the modern age of speed and naturally the Motor Vehicles Act has been amended from time to time to keep pace with the march of the society and to meet the necessities of the time.
Contents exhaustive
The present work deals with the whole gamut of the law including the amendment of 1994 and impact thereof followed by analysis of the pronouncements of the Supreme Court and of the different High Courts on different problems and their remedies. Some of the significant aspects dealt with include necessary conditions to get permit; cancellation of permit; how to get driving licence; transfer of ownership of vehicles; hire-purchase agreement; liability of insurer and owner of the vehicle; duty of the motorist and the pedestrian; negligence, contributory negligence; third party risk; pollution control; Claims Tribunal and its jurisdiction; claims for compensation including multiplier method; interim and just compensation; settlement of compensation through Lok Adalat; principles of assessment of compensation for damage, injury, disability and death, besides no fault liability and offences and penalties relating to the Act.
Consumers' protection
As a passenger is now treated as consumer, the Motor Vehicles Act and the Consumer Protection Act become correlated. The rights of the passenger and the liability of the owner of the motor vehicle under the Consumer Protection Act are explained making the book of practical utility for the Bench and the Bar and for the Executive in working the statute.
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Contents
Chapter I - Preliminary
Chapter II - Licensing of Drivers of Motor Vehicles
Chapter III - Licensing of Conductors of Stage Carriage
Chapter IV - Registration of Motor Vehicles
Chapter V - Control of Transport Vehicles
Chapter VI - Special Provisions Relating to State Transport Undertakings
Chapter VII - Construction, Equipment and Maintenance of Motor Vehicles
Chapter VIII - Control of Traffic
Chapter IX - Motor Vehicles Temporarily Leaving or Visiting India
Chapter X - Liability without Fault in certain cases
Chapter XI - Insurance of Motor Vehicles against Third Party Risks
Chapter XII - Claims Tribunals
Chapter XIII - Offences, Penalties and Procedure
Chapter XIV - Miscellaneous
Appendices
Appendix 1. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989
Appendix 2. The Motor Vehicles Act and Consumer Protection Act
Index
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Author Details
P.K. Sarkar
, BSc, LLB, Advocate
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