All about Gujarat Traffic Fines
As per data available in the Times of India, approximately 7,996 fatal accidents occurred in 2018 alone, which claimed the lives of about 1462 men and 234 women in the state of Gujarat.
Interestingly, 50% of the deceased were in the age range of 18 and 35 years, and the resultant cause of accidents was attributed to rash driving and failure to comply with safety regulations. (1)
So, what did the government do to tackle the situation?
To discourage such indifference among residents, the central government amended the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 to reveal a hike in the traffic fines, levied as a consequence of traffic violations like negligent driving and poor road sense.
However, such extreme penalty charges can lead to severe distraught among the public, as it imposes unwarranted financial strain. Keeping in mind the welfare of ordinary people, the state government headed by Vijay Rupani announced a reduction in Gujarat traffic fines of up to 90% of new rates, as imposed by the Motor Vehicles Act.
These reductions range from anywhere between 25-90% respectively, depending upon the severity of the traffic violations, as mentioned below: