Violation of Traffic Rules – has become very expensive. According to the new traffic rules of the Motor Vehicles Act Amendment Bill, violation of traffic rules attracts a minimum of Rs.1,000/- fine and a maximum of Rs.1,00,000/- lakh.
The other traffic violations inviting heavy fines are:
Not giving way to Ambulance attracts Rs.10,000/-
Traffic violations now attracts a penalty of Rs.500/- in place of Rs.100/0 and disobedience of order of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs.2000/- in place of Rs.500/-
A Minor/Juvenile driving vehicle attracts a fine of Rs.25,000/- (case will be filed against parent or guardian) Registration of the vehicle will be cancelled.
Overloading of Vehicles or goods vehicle exceeding the load limit will be fined Rs.20,000/-
Fast/Rash/ over-speed driving attracts a fine of Rs.1,000/- to Rs,2,000/-
Driving without wearing Seat Belt and Helmet attracts a fine of Rs.1,000/0 and suspension of Driving Licence for 3 months.
Driving without Insurance attracts a fine of Rs.2,000/-
The driving training process has been strengthened under the proposed law. To help road accident victims, Good Samaritans guidelines are incorporated in the bill.
New traffic rules implementation at Bengaluru :
- Using mobile phone while riding/driving attracts Rs.1,000/- from 28th June 2019. previously Rs.100/- was fined.
- Penalty for parking in non-designated places, over-speeding and riding/driving vehicles without insurance Rs.1,000/-
- Driving Motor Vehicles without registration, the fine will be Rs.5,000/- for the 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for the second and subsequent offences.
- Driving Vehicles without Fitness Certificate (FC) attracts Rs.2,000/- fine 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for he second and subsequent offences.
- Non-parking offence attracts Rs.1,000/0 instead of Rs.100/- This fine excludes towing charges.
- Penalty for 2 wheelers including towing charges – Rs.1650/- and penalty for 4 wheelers including towing charges will be around Rs.2,000/-
Traffic offences fine highlights :
Exceeding speed limit :
Earlier – Rs.300/- Revised – Rs.1,000/- if driven by self and
Rs. 500/- if driven by employee/driver
Driving without insurance :
Earlier – Rs.500/- Revised – Rs.1,000/-
Driving dangerously/suing mobile while driving/carrying goods with load projection of either side in dangerous manner
Earlier – Two wheelers Rs.300/- Non-Transport Rs.400/- and Transport Rs.500/-
Revised – Rs.1,000/- first offence and Rs.2,000/- subsequent offence.
Driving vehicle without registration :
Earlier – Rs.1,500/- for first offence and Rs.3,000/- for 2nd offence
Revised – Rs.5,000/- for first offence and Rs.10,000/- for second offence
Driving vehicle without fitness certificate :
Auto Rs. 500/- first offence and Rs.1,000 second offence
Maxi cab Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd offence
Goods Rs.1,500/- 1st offence and Rs.3,000/- 2nd offence
Buses Rs.2,000/- 1st offence and Rs.4,000/- 2nd offence
Others Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd offence
Revised : Rs.2,000/- for first offence and Rs.5,000/- for subsequent offence
Stage Carriage Conductors :
Earlier Failing to accept fare Rs.100/-
Fails or refuses to supply ticket Rs.100/-
Invalid ticket Rs.100/-
Providing ticket or lesser value Rs.100/-
Failing to check pass/ticket Rs.100/-
Revised to Rs.500/-
Reaction of Bengaluru citizens :
Motorists int he city are not happy with the change in penalty rates. they are furious over the hike in no-parking fine as there are no spaces for parking in Bengaluru. the traffic police have not put the no-parking boards at many places but when parked in theses places collect fines blatantly.
The traffic police in Bengaluru are launching a special drive from 28th June 2019 to create awareness among riders/drivers about the recent increased fines.
Be a responsible citizen, drive carefully.