Traffic fine as per Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 for traffic violations


The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 brought in new traffic rules with increase in penalties as well as jail terms or imprisonment for traffic violations. The following are the list of traffic rule violations, its fine and term of imprisonment.

 

Offence Description 1st / subsequent offence Old Penalty New Penalty (2019)
General 1st Offence

2nd Offence

 Rs. 100

Rs. 300

Rs. 500

Rs. 1500

Violation of Road Rules   Nil Rs. 1500
Ticket less Travel   Rs. 200 Rs. 500
Disobeying orders from the Authorities and Refusing to Share Information   Rs. 500 Rs. 2000
Driving an Unauthorized Vehicle without License   Rs. 1000 Rs. 5000
Driving Without License   Rs. 500 Rs. 5000
Driving regardless of Disqualification   Rs. 500 Rs. 10000
Over Speeding - Light Motor Vehicles   Rs. 400 Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000
Over Speeding - Medium passenger or goods vehicle   Rs. 400 Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4000 and impounding of DL for the second or subsequent time of offence
Rash/ Dangerous Driving 1st Offence

2nd Offence

 

Rs. 2000 Rs. 10000 and / or imprisonment of upto 6 months

Rs. 15000 and / or imprisonment upto 2 years

Over sized vehicle   Rs. 500 Rs. 5000
Driving when mentally or physically unfit  

1st Offence

2nd Offence

 

Rs. 200

Rs. 500

Rs. 1000

Rs. 2000

Accident related offences 1st Offence

 

2nd Offence

 

Nil Rs. 5000 and / or imprisonment of upto 6 months

Rs. 10000 and / or Imprisonment upto 1 year

Driving vehicle without insurance 1st Offence

 

2nd Offence

 

Rs.1,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months. Rs.2,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Rs.4,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Racing and Speeding 1st Offence

 

2nd Offence

 

Rs. 500 Rs.5,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 1 year.
Vehicle without permit   Rs. 5000 Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.
Violations of licensing conditions (Aggregators)   Nil Rs.25,000 to Rs.1 lakh
Overloading   Rs.2,000 and Rs.1,000 per extra tonne Rs.20,000 and Rs.2,000 per extra tonne
Overloading of passengers   Nil Rs. Rs.1,000 per extra passenger
Not Wearing Seatbelt   Rs. 100 Rs. 1000
Overloading of Two-Wheeler   Rs. 100 Rs.2,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 months
Not Wearing Helmet   Rs. 100 Rs.1,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 months
Not Providing Way for Emergency Vehicles   Nil Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of 6 months
Offences by Juveniles   Nil Rs.25,000 with Imprisonment of 3 years for which the Guardian / Owner shall be deemed to be guilty.
Power of Officers to Impound Documents   Nil Suspension of DL under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E
Offences Committed by Enforcing Officers   Nil Double the Penalty under Relevant Section

 

 

Traffic Offences for fine / imprisonment introduced first time

Accident related offences

- First Time Rs. 5000 and / or imprisonment of upto 6 months

-Second Time Rs. 10000 and / or Imprisonment upto 1 year

 

Violation of Road Rules

-Fine Rs. 500

 

Violations of licensing conditions (Aggregators)

- Fine Rs. 25000 to Rs. 1 Lakh

 

Overloading of passengers

- Rs. 1000 per extra passenger

Not Providing Way for Emergency Vehicles
- Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of 6 months

 

Offences by Juveniles
- Rs.25,000 with Imprisonment of 3 years for which the Guardian / Owner shall be deemed to be guilty.

 

Power of Officers to Impound Documents
- Suspension of DL under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E

 

Offences Committed by Enforcing Officers
- Double the Penalty under Relevant Section

 

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