Government of Andhra Pradesh amends the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989

Sep 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on September 19, 2019, has made amendment in the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 to insert new Rule 471(A) which talks about the Prohibition against release of motor vehicle involved in accident without valid third party insurance policy.

Amendment is as under:

Rule 471(A): Prohibition against release of motor vehicle involved in accident without valid third-party insurance policy:

i)                No court shall release a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury or damage to property, when such vehicle is not covered by the policy of insurance against third party risks taken in the name of registered owner, unless and until the registered owner furnished sufficient security to the satisfaction of the court which is equivalent to the  value  of   the  seized  vehicle  involved  in  such  accident.

ii)                 Where the motor vehicle is not covered by a policy of insurance against third party risks, the motor vehicle shall be sold off in 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 proceeds thereof shall be deposited with the Claims Tribunal having jurisdiction over the area in question, within fifteen days for purpose of satisfying the compensation that may have been awarded, or may be awarded in a claim case arising out of such accident.

[G.O.Ms.No.36]


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