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Indian Motor Vehicle Act

What is Motor Vehicle Act?

What are the offences covered under the Motor Vehicle Act?

Section under Motor Vehicle Act

Offence

Under section 3 r/w 181 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving his vehicle without a valid licence

Under section 5 r/w 180 Motor Vehicle Act

A person allowing his vehicle to be driven by a person who does not have a valid licence

Under section 130(3) r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person not having all their relevant documents

Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving his vehicle without a valid insurance

Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving his vehicle without a valid permit

Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving his vehicle without a valid fitness

Under section 39 r/w 192 Motor Vehicle Act

A person without a valid R.C, for his vehicle

Under section 4 r/s 181 Motor Vehicle Act

A minor driving the vehicle

Under section 5 r/w 180 Motor Vehicle Act

Allowing an unauthorized person to drive

Under section 129 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person riding without a helmet

Under section 138(3) CMVR 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving his vehicle without fastening his seat belt

Under section 184 Motor Vehicle Act

A person found over-speeding and doing rash driving

Under section 112-183 Motor Vehicle Act

A person found doing hasty or dangerous driving

Under section 17(i) RRR 177 Motor Vehicle Act

A person driving in a one way against the way

What are the changes in the Motor Vehicle Act 2019?

Updated List of Traffic Fines for Different Violations in India

Violation

New Penalty from 1st Sept-2019

Old Penalty

Driving/Riding without Licence

₹5,000 and/or community service

₹500

Driving/Riding Under the Influence of an Intoxicating Substance

₹10,000 and/or 6 months prison | ₹15,000 and/or 2 years jail for repetitive violation.

₹2,000

Overspeeding

LMV: ₹1,000- ₹2,000 MPV/HPV: ₹2,000- ₹4,000 (+ licence seizure)

₹400

Driving without Seat Belt

₹1,000 and/or community service

₹100

Driving/Riding without Insurance

₹2,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service | ₹4,000 for subsequent offence

₹1,000

Violating Road Regulations

₹500- ₹1000

₹100

Dangerous Driving/Riding and Jumping Red Light

₹1,000- ₹5,000 and/or 6-months to 1 year in prison, licence seizure

₹100 - ₹300

Driving/Riding While on the Mobile (Handheld)

₹5,000

₹1,000

Speeding, Racing

₹5,000 and/or 3-months prison, community service | ₹10,000 for subsequent violation and up to 1 year in prison, community service

₹500

Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Engines, etc.

₹10,000 and/or community service

₹500

Riding without Helmet (rider and pillion rider)

₹1000, and or licence disqualification, community service for 3-months

₹100

Overloading Two-Wheelers

₹2,000 and licence disqualification and/or 3-months of community service

₹100

Juvenile Offences

₹25,000 with 3-years prison, cancellation of registration for 1-year, juvenile ineligible for licence until 25 years of age.

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Driving/Riding Despite Disqualification

₹10,000, and/or community service

₹500

Overboarding Passengers

₹200 for every extra passenger and/or community service

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Driving/Riding without Ticket

₹500

₹200

Offence Committed by Enforcing Authorities Such as Offering Bribes

Twice the penalty (varies according to traffic rules violated)

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Unauthorized Use of Vehicles Without Licence

₹1,000- ₹5,000

₹1,000

Disobedience of Orders of the Authorities

₹2,000

₹500

Vehicles without Permit

₹10,000 and/or up to 6-months prison, community service

Up to ₹5,000

Oversized Vehicles

₹5,000 to ₹10,000 and/or community service

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Overloading

₹20,000 + ₹2,000 for every extra tonne and/or community service

₹2,000 + ₹1,000 for every extra tonne

Driving/Riding without Licence (for Aggregators)

₹25,000 to ₹1,00,000

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Driving/Riding without Registration

₹5,000 | ₹10,000 for subsequent offence

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Using Horn in Silent Zone

₹2,000 | ₹4,000 for subsequent offence

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