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.

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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.

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