Updated Traffic Fines in Karnataka
A couple of days ago, the central government took a bold move on amending the Motor Vehicle Act, increasing existing traffic violation fines and initiating a couple of new ones. Effective since the 1st of September, you could suddenly see more than 5 lakh people rushing to obtain their Pollution Control certificates and insurances. After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry (or for some- better to spend a few bucks than to be broke! 😉)
Fortunately, though, people in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Udupi, Chikmagalur, and all the other cities in Karnataka can breathe a sigh of relief. Courtesy- revised fines! The infamous, new traffic fines have been revised on specific offences, taking the load off a bit, especially for those riding two-wheelers.
For instance, some of these changes in traffic fines includes the reduction in fee for driving without an insurance for two-wheelers, from Rs 2,000 to Rs 1,000. However, the fees for four-wheelers and heavy vehicles remain the same, at Rs 2,000 and Rs 4,000 respectively. Other changes in traffic violation fines include offences such as riding without a helmet, over speeding, driving without a licence, etc. Let’s take a clear look at the changes implemented below and what this means for you.