Get ready to pay Rs 1,000 fine if not wearing rear seat belt RS News

The Central Transport Department keeps on making changes in the vehicle regulations from time to time. Now under the amendment passed in 2019 some drastic changes have been made to the Motor Vehicles Act. Traffic laws have been made more stringent. In addition, the fine has been increased tenfold. Now, after the Cyrus Mistry incident, the traffic police in some areas are even fining people who don’t wear rear seat belts. If so, let us know in this article what kind of fines are imposed if you violate this traffic law (Traffic Rules).

For example, in January 2020, the traffic police imposed a fine of Rs 27.68 lakh on the owner of a Porsche vehicle “due to lack of necessary documents”, which is really surprising.

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Prior to this, the Rohini Circle police in Delhi fined the Rajasthan-registered vehicle a whopping Rs 1,41,700 for ‘violating traffic rules’.

Penalties for various types of traffic law violations as updated recently are as follows:

Driving a car or a two-wheeler without a driving license is a common law violation committed by many. Now the fine imposed by the traffic police is Rs 5,000, while earlier this violation was Rs 500. This is an updated fine.

If you drive the vehicle illegally without a license plate, you will have to pay a fine of two challans of Rs 5,000.

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10,000 for such traffic violations if the vehicles come on the road which have been given a notice not to drive the vehicle on the road due to reasons such as expired RC or failure of vehicle service test. Challan is levied. 500 for violation of this law earlier. There was only a challan.

Warning of severe punishment

Driving too fast or driving dangerously can get you severely punished. For this type of traffic violation, for the first time: 6 months to 1 year imprisonment or Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 will be fined. Second time: Imprisonment for 2 years or Rs. 10,000 will be fined.

If you are caught driving under the influence for the first time: Rs 10,000. fine The second time can increase up to Rs.15,000. In addition, imprisonment for a term of six months to two years is also imposed.

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If the vehicle is overloaded and does not carry more passengers, a fine of Rs.1,000 will be levied for each additional passenger. In addition, if the vehicle is overloaded beyond its payload limit Rs. 20,000 (Rs. 2,000 per additional tonne) fine/challan will be levied.

Penalty warning

In September 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said under the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 that contractors who took up the task of constructing poor roads and neglecting their proper maintenance would be fined up to Rs 1 lakh.

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