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Old 10th April 2018, 14:16   #31
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Came across this news cutting at one my FB group.
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I googled the same and found a full-fledged news link. It seems like the first case of " Owner liable if minor is involved in accident: Supreme Court"

Mom booked after minor son dies riding bike.

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In a first, the city traffic police have registered a case against a woman whose son, a minor, lost his life in a road accident in Mogappair late on Wednesday riding a two-wheeler owned by her.

In an effort to bring down the number of accidents caused by minor riders and to act as a deterrent, the traffic police late last month hit upon the idea of penalising the parents of such riders and have now implemented it. In Hyderabad last month, the traffic police had conducted a massive crackdown against underage riders and sent at least 10 parents to jail for a day for allowing their children to drive vehicles.
News Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63635532.cms
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I think the liability in such cases lies with the vehicle owner and/or the parents. May sound harsh but is correct. Let us hope it leads to an improvement in our manners.
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I might be wrong here

I suspect that the bike was bought for the kid.

Since we cannot register a vehicle in the name of a minor, it was probably registered in the name of the mother. I say this because I see a lot of school kids riding motorcycles in Chennai.

Not long ago a teen crashed a ZX 14R (owned by a school student) into a mechanic.
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Since we cannot register a vehicle in the name of a minor...
Don't think this is correct. Nothing that stops minors from owning property.
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