Motor Vehicles Bill 2019

Motor Vehicles Bill 2019: Top fines that will change your driving habits


Violators have to think twice before breaking the traffic rules. The New Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 will impose stricter penalties for violating the traffic rules and dangerous driving habits.

According to the Motor Vehicles Bill, people will now have to pay Rs. 500 instead of Rs. 100 as a fine for offending the traffic rules. Driving while texting, lane-changing, driving while being drunk or ignoring an ambulance can lead to strict penalties. Traffic fines have shot up high and violators have to pay a heavy cost.

The Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 has been passed in the Parliament. The Rajya Sabha has cleared amend the provisions under the 1988 Motor Vehicles Act on Wednesday. This new Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 has revised a list of traffic rule penalties.

Top penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019

Use of mobiles, jumping traffic lights and driving on the wrong lane will be fined.Rs.10,000
Taxi aggregators violating driving licenses will be fined up to.Rs. 1 lakh
Drivers caught speeding will be fined.Rs. 1,000-2,000
The penalty for rough driving will be increased toRs. 5,000 from Rs. 1,000
Driving while drunk will cost a fine of.Rs. 10,000
For driving without insurance, there will be a fine ofRs. 2,000
Those driving without helmets or seat belts will be fined and a three-month suspension of their license.Rs. 1,000
Road offense by underage drivers will be fined along with three years in jail and the registration will be canceled.
The guardian or owner of the vehicle will be held guilty.
Rs 25,000
If found driving without a license or driving an unauthorized vehicle a fine of will be charged.Rs. 5,000
Those found driving despite disqualification will be fined.Rs. 10,000
Disobedience of authorities will cost Rs. 2000 instead of.Rs. 500
Overloading of vehicles will draw a penalty of.Rs. 20,000

Motor Vehicles Bill 2019: Old Fine / New fine

Driving without licence Rs. 500 Rs. 5000
Driving Without Insurance Rs. 1,000 Rs. 2,000
Over speeding Rs. 400Rs. 1,000 for LMV; Rs. 2,000 for Medium passenger vehicle
Drunken driving Rs. 2,000Rs. 10,000
Speeding / Racing Rs. 500Rs. 5,000
Not wearing a seat belt Rs. 100Rs. 1000
Overloading of two-wheelers Rs. 100Rs. 2,000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence
No helmets Rs. 100Rs. 1,000 & Disqualification for 3 months for licence
Disobedience of the orders of authorities Rs. 500Rs. 2,000

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill will instill the fear of law in people who violate traffic rules. The offenses will be monitored by a traffic intelligent system. This will promote road safety. Also, the process of making a driver’s license would be computerized and a person has to pass the online tests to get their license.

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