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Know all about the New Traffic Rules & Violations In India

Know All About The New Traffic Rules & Violations In India

The Union Cabinet approved some changes in Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill, which was pending for approval in Rajya Sabha at 16th Lok Sabha term-end. The proposals are based on the suggestions of transport ministers from 18 states and further concluded by the standing committee of the parliament.

You can be penalized for jumping the red light, hindering emergency vehicles, driving without a helmet or driving without the seat belt on, caught without insurance certificate or pollution check, over speeding, improper or obstructive parking, etc. Rules violation can be any while driving. Don’t get surprised if you are stopped by the police and overcharged on a traffic rules violation. The new traffic rules bill says a lot about amendments done on it. The approval on traffic rules bill aims to tackle the pertaining road safety issues. Some strict provisions have been proposed for some offenses like- drunk driving, rash driving, over speeding or overloading, etc. 

New penalty amounts under Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 from September 1

Scenarios

Old fines (INR)  

Revised fines (INR)

Violation of Roads Regulation

N/A

500 to 1,000

Disobedience of orders of Authority and refusal to share information

500

2,000

Unauthorize use of Vehicle without Driving license

1,000

5,000

Driving without license

500

5,000

Driving without Vehicle Insurance

Fine of Rs. 1,000 and/or punishment up to 3 months

Rs. 2,000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the first offence and fine of Rs. 4,000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the second offence.

Driving Despite Disqualification

500

10,000

Over Speeding

400

Rs 1000 - Rs 2,000 for light motor vehicle, Rs 2,000 - Rs 4,000 for medium passenger or goods vehicles and impounding of driving license for second/subsequent offence.

Dangerous Driving

N/A

Imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year and/or fine of Rs. 1,000- Rs. 5,000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to Rs. 10,000 for second offence.

Drink & Driving 

N/A

Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs. 10,000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine of Rs. 15,000 for second offence.

Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive for

Rs 200 for first offense, Rs 500 for second/subsequent offense

First offence - Rs. 1,000 and second/subsequent offence - Rs.2,000

Offences relating to accident

N/A

Imprisonment of up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs. 5,000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs. 10,000 for second offence.

Speeding or Racing

N/A

Imprisonment of up to 1 month and/or fine up to Rs. 500 for first offence and imprisonment up to 1 month and/or fine up to Rs. 10,000 for second offence.

Seizing other's vehicle forcefully without any lawful authority 

500

5,000

Causing obstructions in free flowing traffic

50

500

Traveling without Ticket

200

500

Driving without helmet 

100

1,000  and disqualification of  driving license for 3 months

Driving without seatbelts

100

1,000

Oversized vehicle rule 

N/A

5,000

Not giving way to emergency vehicles

N/A

10,000

Overloading in 2 wheeler 

100

2,000 and disqualification of the license of 3 months

Offences by juveniles

N/A

Guardian deemed guilty- a fine of 25000 INR, 3 years imprisonment, cancellation of vehicle registration & will go under juvenile trail

Offences related to accidents

N/A

5,000/ imprisonment of upto 6 months

Source: Transport Ministry's press release

Apart from proposing heavy violation charges on the rule-breaker, the amendments done in new traffic violation bill aims to strengthen the public transport and will ultimately help to curb the corruption. Never ever fulfil any illegal monetary demand made by traffic police or try to bribe them.

In case if any challan is issued to you, ensure that it contains the following details-

  • Name and Address of the court
  • Date of trial
  • Details of the violation
  • Vehicle details
  • Name of the Challan Officer
  • Place and time details where the incident has happened
  • Name and address of the offender

Apart from all the revised Traffic Violation fines, the law is also expected to make new motor registration process a little easy. Reduction in human interference and computerization of licence can help in identifying multiple and fake issued licences in the market. At the same time, carrying driving related documents in digilocker is a good option and is accepted legally in India. It will be enough and will save you from carrying physical documents along.

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