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Hefty Fines Await From September 1 For Traffic Violations

Hefty Fines Await From September 1 For Traffic Violations :- According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notification, the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 to be applicable with effect from 1st September 2019.

Hefty Fines Await From September 1 For Traffic Violations

The provisions include provisions for enhanced penalties which are being notified now and the briefs of the provisions applicable with effect from 1st September 2019 is also provided in the table. For these provisions, there are no further amendments in Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 are required.

With this implementation, the government aims to improve road safety through new provisions. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has pointed out in the past that roughly 1.5 lakh people are killed in road accidents every year in India. The new provisions will deter people from violating traffic regulations.

Following are the new provisions:

  • For driving without a license, there will be a fine of Rs 5,000 from the earlier Rs 500.
  • The penalty for driving despite disqualification has been increased from Rs 500 to Rs 10,000.
  • For travelling without a ticket, the fine has been enhanced from Rs 200 to Rs 500.
  • The penalty for over-speeding will be between Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 for the light motor vehicles, while a medium passenger or goods vehicles will have to pay between Rs 2,000 and Rs 4,000, with impounding of driving license for a second or subsequent offence.
  • In the case of drunken driving, the penalty has been increased to imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs 10,000 for the first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine of Rs 15,000 for the second offence.
  • For acquiring a learner’s license, the applicants can apply to any licensing authority in the state. The licensing authority will be allowed to issue driving licenses for adapted vehicles. The minimum educational qualification to drive a transport vehicle has also been removed.

For the rest clause, the Ministry has initiated the process of formulating the draft rules and as and when the process would be completed the relevant provisions would be notified for implementation.