New Traffic Fines and Rules

New Traffic Fines and Rules

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New Traffic Fines and Rules

The new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced by the Government of India to upgrade the traffic rules and regulations from September 1, 2019. The bill was implemented to introduce new fines for traffic violations, decrease inconsistent traffic scenarios and pollution upgrade traffic software and tools to improve active traffic management. In this article, we look at the new traffic fines and rules.

Overview

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MRTH) introduced the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill on July 15 2019, through Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The bill was implemented to regulate complicated traffic scenarios, decrease traffic violations and enrol all the vehicles to digital MRTH.

This bill was regulated with the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund that provides financial support during the time of death, accidents or subjected to hit and run. The funds will be credited by the Central government or sources of Central government.

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Improvements in Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019

  • Compensation for road accident victims
  • Compulsory Insurance for all motor vehicles
  • Good Samaritans
  • Recall the vehicles if defective
  • National Transportation Policy
  • Road Safety Board
  • Offences and Penalties
  • Taxi Aggregators and
  • Regulate app-based taxi-hailing services for smooth rider experience

The bill also regulates on granting licenses and permits to motor vehicles and imposes penalties for violation of the traffic regulations.

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Objectives of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill

  • Establish a constructive planning framework for road transportation
  • Implement stricter rules for traffic violators
  • To make mandatory for the automobile sector to replace defective vehicles that cause harm to the environment or the individual
  • Ensure safety through a new traffic management system
  • Supporting good samaritans by not making liable to any criminal prosecution
  • Develop a platform to promote new vehicle technology
  • Providing location tracking services for all public service transports

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New Traffic Fines for Violating Traffic

The following table describes the new traffic fines for various traffic offences.

S. No.

Violation

Penalty (New)

Penalty (Old)

1

Drunken Driving

Rs.10,000 and/or 6 months in prison

Rs.15,000 and/or 2 years in jail for a future offence

Rs.2000

2

Offences by Juveniles

The Owner or the guardian of the vehicle will be charged guilty with:

A fine of Rs.25,000

3 years of jail term

The license will be cancelled for 12 months

The juvenile will be ineligible to apply for license till 25 years of age

NA

3

Driving vehicle without a license Rs.5000 or community service Rs.500

4

Driving vehicle without a permit

Rs.10,000 and/or up to 6 months prison term

Community service

Up to Rs.5000

5

Speeding or racing

Rs.5000 and/or 3 months prison term, community service

Rs.10,000 for future offence and/or up to 1-year prison term

Rs.500

6

Aggregators (violating licence conditions) Rs.25,000 to Rs.1,00,000 NA

7

Overloaded vehicles Rs.20,000 and Rs.2000 for every extra ton and/or community service Rs.2000 and Rs.1000 for every extra ton

8

Oversized vehicles Rs.5,000–Rs.10,000 and/or community service NA

9

Blocking the way for emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire trucks or conveys Rs.10,000 and/or community service NA

10

Driving despite disqualification of license or permit Rs.10,000 and/or community service Rs.500

11

Overloading of two-wheelers

Rs.2000,

License disqualification for 3 months

and/or community service

Rs.100

12

Dangerous Driving, Violating traffic signals

Rs.1000–Rs.5000

and/or 6 months to 1-year jail term

Rs.10,000 and/or up to 2 years prison term

License will be seized and might lead to disqualification or cancellation

Rs.1000

13

Using unauthorised vehicles without licence Rs.1000–Rs.5000 Rs.1000

14

Over Speeding

LMV: Rs.1000–Rs.2,000

MPV or HPV : Rs.2,000–Rs.4,000

and/or License will be seized and might lead to disqualification or cancellation

Rs.400

15

Not using seatbelts while driving Rs.1,000 and/or community service Rs.100

16

Driving vehicle without Insurance Rs.1,000 and/or up to 3 months prison term, community service Rs.1000

17

Violating Rules and Regulations Rs.500–Rs.1000 Rs.100

18

Offences committed by enforcing authorities Twice the penalty will be implemented under the relevant section NA

19

Travelling without ticket, pass or permit Rs.500 Rs.200

20

Overloading of passengers Rs.200 for every extra passenger and/or community service NA

21

Not wearing helmet

Rs.1,000

and/or license disqualification for 3 months

community service

Rs.100

22

Disobedience to authorities Rs.2000 Rs.500

 

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