New Traffic Fines in India as per the MV Act 2019


New Traffic Fines in India as per the Motor Vehicle (Amendments) Act 2019

New Traffic Fines as per Motor Vehicle (Amendments) Act, 2019 coming into force, in this article you may find out how much fines would need to be paid to be served for various traffic rules violations. 

It is to inform that new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 coming into effect w.e.f. 01 September 2019, those people will be breaking traffic rules will need to paid heavier fines & penalties. For example, the punishment for drunk driving has increased from ₹2000 (Old penalties) to ₹10,000 (New Penalties) and also imprisonment of up to 6 months which may be increased to 1 year for the first offence. If any person repeats the offences will need to pay more penalties/fines along with jail term. Even driving without insurance can punish you a fine of Rs 2,000/- for the first offence and also in a jail term for 3 months. The government believes the stricter fines & penalties will help improve road safety. The reason for stricter penalties/fines imposed by the Indian government in the recent Motor Vehicle (Amendments) Act, 2019 is to reduce accident. 

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New Traffic Fines 2019

Fines and penalties as per the new Motor Vehicles (Amendments) Act 2019: 

Offence
New Penalty
Old Penalty
General offences which are not defined otherwise in the act)
500 for the first offence; 1,500 for a subsequent offence
100 for the first offence; ₹300 for a subsequent offence
Disobedience of orders of authorities
2,000
500
Road regulation violation
500
100
Driving without licence
5,000 and/or community service
500
Unauthorized use of vehicles without licence
1,000 - 5,000
1,000
Oversized vehicles
5,000 - 10,000 and/or community service 
N/A
Driving despite disqualification
10,000 and/or community service
500
Dangerous driving i.e. jumping red light)
1,000 - 5,000 and/or imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year for first offence, seizure of license; Rs. 10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years for subsequent offence 
1,000
Over-speeding
1,000 - 2,000 for LMV 
2,000 - 4,000 for MPV/HPV and/or  impounding of driving license 
400
Speeding/Racing
5,000 and/or imprisonment of 1 month, community service; 10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 1 month for a subsequent offence
500
Drink driving
10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months to 1 year for first offence; Rs. 15,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years for subsequent   offence 
2,000
Driving when mentally/physically unfit to drive 
1,000 for the first offence; 2,000 for a subsequent offence 
200 for the first offence; 500 for a subsequent offence 
Offences relating to the accident
Up to 5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months for the first offence; 10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 1 year for a subsequent offence
N/A
Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions)
25,000 to 1 lakh
N/A
Vehicle without permit
10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6 months, community service
Up to ₹5,000
Overloading of passengers
1,000 per extra passenger
N/A
Overloading
20,000 and 2,000 per extra tone
2,000 and ₹1,000 per extra tone
Overloading of two-wheelers
2,000, disqualification of license for 3 months and/or community service
100
No Seat belt
1,000 and/or community service
100 
Not providing a way for emergency vehicles like ambulance
10,000 and/or community service
N/A
Not wearing a helmet
1,000 and/or disqualification of license for 3 months, community service
100
Power of officers to impound documents
Suspension of driving license
N/A
Driving without insurance
Rs. 2,000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the first offence; Rs. 4000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the subsequent offence
1,000 and/or punishment up to 3 months 
Obstructing free flow of traffic
500
50
Taking a vehicle without lawful authority/seizing motor vehicle by force 
5,000
500
Offences committed by enforcing authorities
Twice the penalty under the relevant section
N/A
Offences by juveniles
Guardian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty. ₹25,000 with 3 years imprisonment and cancellation of the registration of the vehicle for 12 months. A juvenile will be tried under the Juvenile Justice Act.
N/A
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