Abolish New Traffic Rules

Abolish New Traffic Rules

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The past few days have seen a lot of buzz around the updated Motor Vehicles Act as well as the new traffic rules and hefty challans it now includes. The conversation around it further intensified when a Honda Activa owner was slapped with a fine of ₹23,000 for multiple violations -- not only is that challan amount massive, but pretty much 50 per cent of a new Honda Activa scooter's cost. So, yes, the country is finally sitting up and taking notice of the traffic laws it has consistently ignored so far.

Be it fear of getting stuck with a substantial penalty or the general keeness to conform to India's traffic laws, people are quite curious about what the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 is all about. Well, for now only 63 clauses from the Bill that seeked to amend the original Act have been implemented in India. And these 63 clauses tend to a variety of aspects, including vehicle fitness, protection of Good Samaritan, cab aggregators, driver training, and, of course, road safety.

traffic fines for violations.

Offence
Old challan/ penalty
New challan/ penalty
General
₹100
₹500
Rules of road regulation violation
₹100
₹500
Disobedience of orders of authorities
₹500
₹2,000
Unautorized use of vehicles without licence
₹1,000
₹5,000
Driving without licence
₹500
₹5,000
Driving despite disqualification
₹500
₹10,000
Oversize vehicles
N/A
₹5,000
Over-speeding
₹400
₹1,000
Dangerous driving
₹1,000
Up to ₹5,000
Drink driving
₹2,000
₹10,000
Speeding/Racing
₹500
₹5,000
Vehicle without permit
Up to ₹5,000
Up to ₹10,000
Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)
N/A
₹25,000 to ₹1 lakh
Overloading
₹2,000 and ₹1,000 per extra tonne
₹20,000 and ₹2,000 per extra tonne
Overloading of passengers
N/A
₹1,000 per extra passenger
Seat belt
Old₹100
New₹1,000
Overloading of two wheelers
Old₹100
New₹2,000 and disqualification of licence for 3 months
Helmets
Old₹100
New₹1,000 and disqualification of licence for 3 months
Not providing way for emergency vehicles
N/A
₹10,000
Driving without insurance
₹1,000
₹2,000
Offences by juveniles
N/A
Guardian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty. ₹25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile will be tried under JJ Act. Registration of vehicle will be cancelled.
Power of officers to impound documents
N/A
Suspension of driving licenses
Offences committed by enforcing authorities
N/A
Twice the penalty under the relevant section

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