Complete list of ‘new and increased’ traffic fines approved by Union Cabinet
|Violation||Old Fine||New Fine|
|General||Rs 100||Rs 500|
|Travel without ticket||Rs 200||Rs 500|
|Disobedience of orders of authorities||Rs 500||Rs 2000|
|Unauthorised use of vehicles without license||Rs 1000||Rs 5000|
|Driving without license||Rs 500||Rs 5000|
|Driving despite disqualification||Rs 500||Rs 10,000|
|Oversize vehicles||—||Rs 5000|
|Overspeeding||Rs 400||Rs 1000 for LMV
Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle
|Dangerous driving penalty||Rs 1000||Upto Rs 5000|
|Druken Driving||Rs 2000||Rs 10,000|
|Speeding/ Racing||Rs 500||Rs 5000|
|Vehicle without permit||Upto Rs 5000||Upto Rs 10,000|
|Aggregators (voilations of licensing conditions)||—||Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000|
|Overloading||Rs 2000 and Rs 1000||Rs 20,000 and Rs 2000 per extra tonne|
|Overloading of passengers||—||Rs 1000 per person|
|Seat belt||Rs 100||Rs 1000|
|Overloading of 2 wheelers||Rs 100||Rs 2000 , Disqualification of license for 3 months|
|Helmets||Rs 100||Rs 1000 , Disqualification of license for 3 months|
|Not providing way for emergency vehicles||—||Rs 10,000|
|Driving without Insurrance||Rs 1000||Rs 2000|
|Offences by juveniles||—||Gaurdian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty.
Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment.
For juvenile to be tried under JJ ct. registration of motor vehicle to be cancelled.
|Power of officers to impound documents||—||Suspension of driving license|
|Offences committed by enforcing authorities||—||Twice the penalty under relevant section|
The bill provides amendments in various penalties. While the old penalty for violating road rules was Rs 100, the new minimum penalty is Rs 500. Similarly, for speeding the earlier penalty was Rs 400, the new proposed penalties for LMV (light motor vehicle) is Rs 1,000 and for medium passenger vehicle is Rs 2,000.
The new proposed penalty for driving a vehicle without license would go up to Rs 5,000 from 1,000, while the new proposed penalty for dangerous driving would go up to Rs 5,000 from Rs 1,000.
To help road accident victims, Good Samaritan guidelines have also been incorporated in the Bill.
“We expect that the amendment Bill would be taken up in Parliament next week. These reforms would completely transform the transport sector while strengthening roads safety,” said road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.