Traffic Violation Fines As Per The 2016 Motor Vehicle Bill

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We all know that India has taken a drastic step to bring down road accident numbers. A new bill was passed recently and many violations have seen revised fines to enforce rules to a new level.

The first two rules most would have seen is for drunk driving and riding without a helmet. But there is more. Here is a detailed list of sections under the Motor Vehicle Act, their description, along with the old and revised fines.

The list is issued for public interest by the Karnataka Police Department.

DescriptionOld FineNew Fine
GeneralRs. 100Rs. 500
Violating road rulesRs. 100Rs. 500
Traveling without ticketRs. 200Rs. 500
Disobeying authoritiesRs. 500Rs. 2000
Unauthorised use of vehicleRs. 1000Rs. 5000
Driving without DLRs. 500Rs. 5000
Driving despite disqualificationRs. 500Rs. 10,000
Oversized vehicleNEWRs. 5000
Over speedingRs. 400Rs. 1000 onward
Dangerous drivingRs. 1000Upto Rs. 5000
Drunk DrivingRs. 2000Rs. 10,000
RacingRs. 500Rs. 5000
Vehicle without permitupto Rs. 5000Upto Rs. 10,000
Aggregators violating licenceNewUpto Rs 1 lakh
OverloadingRs. 2000Rs. 20,000
Overloading passengers ---Rs. 1000 per passenger
Seat beltRs. 100Rs. 1000
Overloading two-wheelersRs. 100Rs. 2000 + DL suspension for 3 months
HelmetsRs. 100Rs. 1000 + DL suspension for 3 months
Not letting emergency vehiclesNEWRs. 10,000
Driving without insuranceRs. 1000Rs. 2000

One major section includes Section 199, which refers to Juvenile offence. In this situation, the guardian or the vehicle owner will be held reponsible, with a fine of Rs. 25,000 and three year imprisonment. The minor will be tried under the Juvenile Justice act. The registeration of that particular vehicle (which has had an accident) will be cancelled.

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