Frame rules for selling uninsured vehicles in accident to pay victims: SC to States

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all states to frame rules to allow selling of uninsured vehicles involved in accidents to pay compensation to the victims.

The prevalent rules do not allow selling of the uninsured vehicles making it difficult to pay the compensation for the victims.

The top court directed that the rules should be framed within 12 weeks by all the states in accordance with those currently in force in Delhi.

If the rules currently existing in Delhi are enforced across the country, then it would make driving of uninsured vehicle difficult as owners would run the risk of seizure of vehicle in case of accident and being sold to pay the compensation for the victim.

Seven states — Jammu and Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Punjab, Jharkhand, Puducherry and Lakshdeep — told the apex court that they have initiated the process of incorporating such rules. (AGENCIES)