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