Here’s how much you will have to pay if you break traffic rules


Amar Ashok Jajoo | Sep 1, 2019 16:19

Heavy fines for traffic rule violators have come into effect from today (September 1, 2019) across the country under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was cleared by the Parliament last month. Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari said that the new law aims to instill fear in the minds of traffic rule violators.

Here’s how much you penalty you will have to pay from today if you break traffic rules!

→ No Seatbelt

Fine: Rs 1,000

 → No Helmet

Fine: Rs 1,000 and up to 3 months Driving License disqualification

 → Blocking way of emergency vehicles

Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 6 months jail or both

 → Driving without license

Fine: Rs 5,000/up to 3 months jail or both

Rs 10,000/up to 1 year jail or both for subsequent offence

 → Driving despite disqualification

Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 3 months jail or both

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 → Speeding/Racing

Fine: Rs 5,000/up to 3 months jail for first offence

Rs 10,000/up to 1 year jail or both

 → Drunk Driving

Fine: Rs 10,000/up to 6 months in jail or both for first offence

Rs 15,000/up to 2 year jail or both for subsequent offence

→ Jumping traffic lights / Dangerous Driving

Fine: Rs 1,000 – Rs 5,000/6-12 months jail or both

Rs 10,000/ 2 years jail or both for subsequent offence

 → Use of horn and lord exhaust

Fine: Rs 1,000 for first offence

Rs 2,000 for subsequent offence

 → Uninsured vehicle

Fine: Up to Rs 2,000/3 months in jail or both for first offence

Up to Rs 4,000/3 months in jail or both

Using mobile phone while driving/Wrong Overtaking/Driving Against Traffic Flow

Fine: Rs 1,000 – Rs 5,000/6-12 months in jail or both

Rs 10,000/2 years in jail or both for subsequent offence

 → Offences by Juveniles

Fine: Guardian/vehicle owner to be deemed guilty;

Rs 25,000 with three years jail;

Cancellation of vehicle registration for 1 year, no license to accused juvenile till he attains age of 25 years