Traffic Fines in Bangalore - Revised by Karnataka Government
According to data released by the Karnataka Transport Department, Bangalore witnessed a total of 686 fatalities and 4,129 injuries on account of road accidents in the year 2018. (1)
Officials have come on record to mention inadvertent driving and traffic violations as two of the chief reasons for such grave numbers.
The numbers become worse when seen from a macroscopic view taking pan-India into account. In an attempt to curtail such numbers of road fatalities and instil a sense of responsibility amongst drivers, the government in a recent development has amended the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.
As per such amendment, traffic fines have been considerably increased for various traffic law violations. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was supposed to be implemented across India on 1st September 2019.
However, several states initially refrained from implementing such hiked rates bearing in mind the income level of the larger section of such state populaces.
Are you eager to know if Bangalore faced the brunt of such hiked rates or was Karnataka one of the states to be resistant towards revised rates?
Allow us to jog you through the traffic fine implementation in Bangalore!