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Read How Nitin Gadkari Justified The New Traffic Laws

| Published on September 5, 2019

With the new Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 coming into effect, traffic violators are facing steeper challans than ever before. With as many as 3,900 challans issued by the Delhi Police on the very first day, internet was flooded with the news of people being penalised heftily. 

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari supporting the Centre’s decision to impose hefty penalties for traffic rule violation said that he hopes for a time when no would be penalised and everyone will follow the rules. 

Speaking at the annual SIAM convention in Delhi, Gadkari said, “The government does not desire to raise the limits of fine. The issue is that a time should come that no one gets penalised and everyone follows the rules.”

Gadkari said that people should respect and fear the rule of the law. He said, “Who will be responsible of accidents caused by those who don’t follow traffic laws.”

The penalties have been increased under the new law to make people more aware of road safety as compared to before when  people could easily bribe their way out after violating rules.

Multiple incidents of violators being heftily penalised have been reported like a two wheeler rider who was issued a challan of Rs.23,000 after being found in violation of multiple traffic and road safety rules

A drunk autorickshaw driver was also fined Rs 47,500 by the transport department on Wednesday for driving without a valid permit, licence, registration and under the new rules.

Here’s all the details about the new penalty amounts under Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 

Section Old Penalty New Proposed Penalties
177 General Rs. 100 Rs. 500
New 177A Rules of road regulation violation Rs. 100 Rs. 500
178 Ticketless travel Rs. 200 Rs. 500
179 Disobedience of authorities’ orders Rs. 500 Rs. 2,000
180 Unauthorized use of vehicles without license Rs. 1,000 Rs. 5,000
181 Driving without license Rs. 500 Rs. 5,000
182 Driving despite disqualification Rs. 500 Rs. 10,000
182 B Oversize vehicles New Rs. 5,000
183 Over speeding Rs. 400 Rs. 1,000 for LMV

Rs. 2,000 for Medium passenger vehicle

184 Dangerous driving penalty Rs. 1,000 Up to Rs. 5,000
185 Drunken driving Rs. 2,000 Rs. 10,000
189 Speeding/ Racing Rs. 500 Rs. 5,000
192 A Vehicle without permit Up to Rs. 5,000 Up to Rs. 10,000
193 Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions) New Rs. 10,000
194 Overloading Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 1,000 per extra tonne Rs. 20,000 and Rs. 2,000 per extra tonne
194 A Overloading of passengers New Rs. 1,000 per extra passenger
194 B Seat belt Rs. 100 Rs. 1,000
194 C Overloading of two wheelers Rs. 100 Rs. 2,000 Disqualification for 3 months of the licence
194 D Helmets Rs. 100 Rs. 1,000 Disqualification for 3 months of the licence
194 E Not providing way for emergency vehicles New Rs. 10,000
196 Driving without Insurance Rs. 1,000 Rs. 2,000
199 Offences by Juveniles New Guardian/Owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs. 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment.
206 Power of Offices to impound documents New Suspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E
210 B Offences committed by enforcing authorities New Twice the penalty under the relevant section

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