Ever year over a lakh people die in India in road accidents, taking this issue into account India has signed Brasilia declaration into account that it will decrease its figure by half till 2020. India is far away behind its target so for the same the Motor Vehicle Act has been amended recently by the parliament which has been effective from September 1, 2019. The government thinks that it will curtail the problems of the road accident to a large extent.
The new act has drastically increased the fine for driving error offences. The hefty taffic challan have been in the news for some times in the past from various places. A man from South Delhi named Rakesh has set his bike on fire after issuance of challan of sixteen thousand for drunk driving and not carrying registration papers and not wearing helmets. Another incident took place with the truck of Haryana who was challaned with two lakh rupees in Delhi, the highest till date because of various offences like overloading, driving without proper license, PUC certificate, insurance, fitness test etc. Many other news regarding the heavy challan have been in the recent past.
The country is finally sitting up and taking notice of the traffic laws it has consistently ignored so far. In order to get rid of such huge traffic challan that may take part of your monthly budget, you should certainly follow the new traffic rules listed by the transport ministry. Here is a list of the important new motor vehicles rules that are very important.
New Penalty Amount Under Motor Vehicle Act, 2019
|Offence||Old challan||New challan|
|Rules of road regulation violation||₹100||₹500|
|Disobedience of orders of authorities||₹500||₹2,000|
|Unautorized use of vehicles without licence||₹1,000||₹5,000|
|Driving without licence||₹500||₹5,000|
|Driving despite disqualification||₹500||₹10,000|
|Dangerous driving||₹1,000||Up to ₹5,000|
|Vehicle without permit||Up to ₹5,000||Up to ₹10,000|
|Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)||N/A||₹25,000 to ₹1 lakh|
|Overloading||₹2,000 and ₹1,000 per extra tonne||₹20,000 and ₹2,000 per
|Overloading of passengers||N/A||₹1,000 per extra pa-
|Overloading of two wheelers||₹100||₹2,000 and
licence for 3 months
licence for 3 months
|Not providing way for emergency vehicles||N/A||₹10,000|
|Driving without insurance||₹1,000||₹2,000|
|Offences by juveniles||N/A||Guardian/owner shall be
deemed to be guilty.
₹25,000 with 3 years
will be tried under JJ
Act. Registration of
vehicle will be cancelled.
|Power of officers to impound documents||N/A||Suspension of driving
|Offences committed by enforcing authorities||N/A||Twice the penalty under
the relevant section