MoRTH issues new rules on road accident reporting for claim settlement | Mobility News

The road company says it has issued a regulatory notification for the detailed investigation of road accidents, the preparation of information hazard reports (DARs), and their reports, and the deadlines for those involved different in order for the Motor Vehicle Accident Court to resolve the emergency claims (MACT).

The ministry, in a statement, further stated that the collection of approved mobile numbers in the certification of car insurance is also necessary. The new rules will come into force from April 1, 2022.

According to the notification, once you have received information of the road accident, the investigating officer will check the scene of the accident, take photos of the scene of the accident and the vehicle (s) involved in the accident and prepare a field plan . .

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“In the event of an injury, the investigator (IO) will also take pictures of the injured in the hospital”, the statement said, adding that the IO will investigate the site by examining witnesses / occupants.

According to the notification, the investigator will report the accident to the court of law within 48 hours of the accident by submitting the first accident report (FAR) in Form I.

If details of the insurance policy are available, the notice of the accident in Form I will also be given to the Nodal Director of the insurance company related to the broken vehicle, he said.

He added that a copy of Form I would also be provided to the victims (s), authorized by the state law enforcement agency, supervisor and would also be posted on the state police website, if available.

The notice states that “IO should provide a description of the rights (s) of the victims (s) of road accidents to the victims (s), or their legal representatives, within 10 days of the accident.” IO will also reproduce Form II and DAR, he added.

The investigator will provide a blank copy of Form III to the driver (s) involved in the accident, and the driver will provide the relevant information in Form III to the investigator within thirty (30) days of the accident.

While any minor (s) of the victims (s) of the accident, the notification states that the IO should provide a Form-VIA void to the victims (s) who will approve the relevant information / attach documents. the same thing should be sent to the investigator within 60 days of the accident.

“Subsequently, the IO will send a copy of the victim’s Form-VI and VIA with DAR to the Child Care Commission within 30 days of receiving the Form-VI and VIA from the victim (s)”, he added. full.

According to the notification, the commission will determine whether the child needs care and protection in accordance with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act (Child Protection and Protection), 2015.

Includes inputs from PTI

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