New Traffic Fines – effective from 1st Sept-2019

New Traffic Fines – effective from 1st Sept-2019

Traffic fines makes everyone wary and that’s probably why they’re even introduced in the first place. Effective since the 1st of September-2019 and with the aim of enhancing road safety, the Motor Vehicles Amendment comes with new traffic fines and violation penalties you should be cautious of, as most of these fines have been increased by a large margin!

Especially for violations such as drunk driving, not giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire engines, driving without licence, driving while speaking on the phone, and driving without a valid insurance amongst other traffic violations. Let’s take a look at all the violations and the revised fines for the same:

Updated List of Traffic Fines for Different Violations in India


Violation New Penalty from 1st Sept-2019 Old Penalty
Driving/Riding without Licence ₹5,000 and/or community service ₹500
Driving/Riding Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Substance ₹10,000 and/or 6 months prison | ₹15,000 and/or 2 years jail for repetitive violation. ₹2,000
Overspeeding LMV: ₹1,000- ₹2,000 MPV/HPV: ₹2,000- ₹4,000 (+ licence seizure) ₹400
Driving without Seat Belt ₹1,000 and/or community service ₹100
Driving/Riding without Insurance ₹2,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service | ₹4,000 for subsequent offence ₹1,000
Violating Road Regulations ₹500- ₹1000 ₹100
Dangerous Driving/Riding and Jumping Red Light ₹1,000- ₹5,000 and/or 6-months to 1 year in prison, licence seizure ₹100 – ₹300
Driving/Riding While on the Mobile (Handheld) ₹5,000 ₹1,000
Speeding, Racing ₹5,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service | ₹10,000 for subsequent violation and up to 1 year in prison, community service ₹500
Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Engines, etc. ₹10,000 and/or community service ₹500
Riding without Helmet (rider and pillion rider) ₹1000, and or licence disqualification, community service for 3-months ₹100
Overloading Two-Wheelers ₹2,000 and licence disqualification and/or 3-months of community service ₹100
Juvenile Offences ₹25,000 with 3-years prison, cancellation of registration for 1-year, juvenile ineligible for licence until 25 years of age.
Driving/Riding Despite Disqualification ₹10,000, and/or community service ₹500
Overboarding Passengers ₹200 for every extra passenger and/or community service
Driving/Riding without Ticket ₹500 ₹200
Offence Committed by Enforcing Authorities Such as Offering Bribes Twice the penalty (varies according to traffic rules violated)
Unauthorized Use of Vehicles Without Licence ₹1,000- ₹5,000 ₹1,000
Disobedience of Orders of the Authorities ₹2,000 ₹500
Vehicles without Permit ₹10,000 and/or up to 6-months prison, community service Up to ₹5,000
Oversized Vehicles ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 and/or community service
Overloading ₹20,000 + ₹2,000 for every extra tonne and/or community service ₹2,000 + ₹1,000 for every extra tonne
Driving/Riding without Licence (for Aggregators) ₹25,000 to ₹1,00,000
Driving/Riding without Registration ₹5,000 | ₹10,000 for subsequent offence
Using Horn in Silent Zone ₹2,000 | ₹4,000 for subsequent offence

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Source:- godigit



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