Updated Traffic Fine for Breaking/Jumping Red Light Signal
India tops the chart of deaths due to road accidents. A report by the government of India confirmed that nearly 1.46 lakhs and 1.50 lakhs people were killed in road accidents between the year 2015-16 and 2016-2017 respectively. Amongst the vehicles involved, the number of two-wheelers accounted for 33.9% of total accidents in the year 2017. The figure indicates the need for strict implementation of traffic rules, especially the signals. Traffic signals are invented to manage the smooth flow of signal, especially on the intersections of the roads.
The red colour has the highest wavelength which travels far easily and alerts you from afar. It is the colour of danger just to keep you aware that slow down. Traffic signals have the red light on the top so that you can observe it from a distance. The yellow light in the centre always cries out loud requesting people to slow down either for a start or a stop. Most listen to it while a few ignore the existence. Greenlight is the signal that warns people to make a move.
Make sure you abide by the traffic signal otherwise you will attract a heavy penalty.
Is it illegal to jump a red light signal?
Breaking a traffic signal or jumping a red light is considered an offence and is illegal as per the Motor Vehicle Act.
What is the fine for jumping a red light signal?
If you do not follow a traffic signal it will attract a fine of Rs.1000/-. Before the amendment under the Motor Vehicle Act, a fine of only Rs.100-300 was charged for jumping red light signal.
The amount of the penalty is the same for all the vehicles for breaking the traffic signal. It does not depend on the type of vehicle.