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Be Ready to Pay Higher Penalties for Violating Traffic Rules from Tomorrow; New Fines List Here

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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If you violate traffic rules from tomorrow, i.e. 1st September 2019 then you will have to pay a hefty amount for it.

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari while informing public about the new traffic norms & fines told that "Higher penalties for traffic violations are being issued for public interest. Increased penalties will help in reducing accidents as people will become more careful". He added that "The existing fines are decades-old which are required to change".  

According to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, if a person is caught driving without license then he would have to Rs. 5,000 against previous fine of Rs. 500. In the same way, if anyone is caught drinking & driving, the fine would be Rs. 10,000 instead of Rs. 2,000. It also suggests that the amount of traffic violation fines should be increased at the rate of 10% per year.

If anybody does not give way to emergency services such as ambulance then he or she will have to shell out a penalty of Rs. 10,000. If a person is caught without wearing a helmet or a seat belt then he /she will be fined Rs. 1,000 instead of the previous Rs. 100.

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Have a look at New Traffic Fine List


Fine Then

Fine Now

Over speeding

Rs. 400

Rs. 1000 for Light Motor Vehicle

No License

Rs. 500

Rs. 5000

No Helmet

Rs. 100

Rs. 1000

Drunk Driving

Rs. 2000

Rs. 10000

Dangerous Driving

Rs. 1000

Upto Rs. 5000

Speeding/ Racing            

Rs 500

Rs 5,000


Rs 2,000 & Rs 1,000 / extra tonne

Rs 20,000 & Rs 2,000 /extra tonne

Overloading of Passengers


Rs 1000 / extra passenger

Overloading of two-wheelers

Rs. 100

Rs 2,000




Not giving way to SOS vehicles


Rs. 10000

Under age driving/drivers


Rs. 25000 plus 3 years in jail

Gadkari said the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 cleared in parliament in the last session basically aims to make the roads safer for travelers. For this the government is working towards improving the quality of roads as well as the engineering used in building them.

Road offences like overloading, drink driving, riding without a helmet or license will draw bigger penalties from tomorrow hence people need to be careful about it. Official data says that in 2017 there have been more than 1.5 lakh accident-related deaths across India.

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