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.
|Description||Old Fine||New Fine|
|General||Rs. 100||Rs. 500|
|Violating road rules||Rs. 100||Rs. 500|
|Traveling without ticket||Rs. 200||Rs. 500|
|Disobeying authorities||Rs. 500||Rs. 2000|
|Unauthorised use of vehicle||Rs. 1000||Rs. 5000|
|Driving without DL||Rs. 500||Rs. 5000|
|Driving despite disqualification||Rs. 500||Rs. 10,000|
|Oversized vehicle||NEW||Rs. 5000|
|Over speeding||Rs. 400||Rs. 1000 onward|
|Dangerous driving||Rs. 1000||Upto Rs. 5000|
|Drunk Driving||Rs. 2000||Rs. 10,000|
|Racing||Rs. 500||Rs. 5000|
|Vehicle without permit||upto Rs. 5000||Upto Rs. 10,000|
|Aggregators violating licence||New||Upto Rs 1 lakh|
|Overloading||Rs. 2000||Rs. 20,000|
|Overloading passengers||---||Rs. 1000 per passenger|
|Seat belt||Rs. 100||Rs. 1000|
|Overloading two-wheelers||Rs. 100||Rs. 2000 + DL suspension for 3 months|
|Helmets||Rs. 100||Rs. 1000 + DL suspension for 3 months|
|Not letting emergency vehicles||NEW||Rs. 10,000|
|Driving without insurance||Rs. 1000||Rs. 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.