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New Updated Traffic Rules And Fines In India New Updated Traffic Rules And Fines In India

Bronze medal Reporter Adv. Sarika Khude lawyer in Rajgurunagar Posted 30 Nov 2019 Read More News and Blogs
New Updated Traffic Rules And Fines In India

Rajya Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill on July 31, 2019. The bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The new set of laws are meant to increase road safety by encouraging people to obey traffic laws. Traffic fines have been increased heavily under this rule and few new fines have been made. Here are some key points to keep in mind:

1. For breaking any general traffic rules earlier 100 rupees was fined but now it has been increased to 500 rupees.

2. Traveling on a bus without a ticket used to incur a fine of 200 rupees, which has been increased to 500 rupees.

3. The fine for not obeying traffic officials used to be 500 rupees, which have been increased to 2000 rupees.

4. The fine for driving without a license was 500 rupees, which have been increased to 5000 rupees.

5. The fine for breaking the speed limit was 400 rupees which have been increased to 1000 rupees for LMV (light motor vehicles) and 2000 rupees for MMV (medium motor vehicles).

6. The fine for dangerous driving was 1000 rupees which have been increased to 5000 rupees.

7. The fine for drunken driving was 2000 rupees which have been increased to 10000 rupees.

8. The fine for racing was 500 rupees, which has been increased to 5000 rupees.

9. The fine for overloading was 2000 rupees (+1000 rupees each ton) which has been increased to 20000 rupees (+2000 rupees each ton).

10. The fine for not using a seat belt was 100 rupees which has been increased to 1000 rupees.

11. The fine for overloading two-wheelers was 100 rupees which have been increased to 2000 rupees and suspension of license for three months.

12. New provision has been made for a fine of 10000 rupees if you block the way of emergency vehicles like the ambulance, fire brigade, and PCR.

13. The fine for Unauthorized use of vehicles without a license was 1000 rupees, which has been increased to 2000 rupees.

14. Earlier, the government was paying 25000 rupees to the victims of hit and run. This amount has been increased to 2 Lakh rupees.

15. The fine for driving while using the phone was 1000 rupees which have been increased to 5000 rupees.

16. The fine for driving without a helmet was 100 rupees, which has been increased to 1000 rupees and suspension of license for three months.

17. Those people who will help those people injured in an accident are immune to any civil or criminal litigation and will also have an option to hide their identity from the police.

18. If any underage violates the traffic rules then the owner of the vehicle or parents will be held responsible.

Traffic fines have been increased heavily to make the public follow traffic rules and ensure the safety of themselves and other drivers.

Written By, 
Adv. Sarika Khude

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