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