Traffic Fines in Chennai

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Chennai Traffic Fines - Implemented as per MV Act

Revised Traffic Fines in Chennai

There is still a lot of ambiguity about proper information on the traffic fines in Chennai. The few fines which can be confirmed to have been changed are mentioned in the table below.

Keep in mind, some of the offences are subject to jail time as well, depending on the severity. Additionally, repeat offenders are liable to greater fine amounts.

Traffic Violations

Revised Fines as per MV Act.

Old Traffic Fines

Drunk driving/riding

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

₹2000

General traffic rule violations

₹500

₹100

Violations of road rules and regulations

₹500

₹100

Travelling without tickets

₹500

₹200

Driving vehicle without valid registration certificate

₹5000

₹1000

Disobeying orders of traffic police

₹2000

₹500

Driving/riding without licence

₹5,000

₹500

Driving vehicles after cancellation of Drivers License

₹5000

₹500

Driving an oversized vehicle

₹5000

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Riding without a helmet

₹1,000 and ban of riding licence for 3 months.

₹100

Driving without insurance

₹2000

₹1000

Rash and negligent driving

₹5,000

₹2000

Over-boarding on 2 wheelers

₹2,000 and ban of riding licence for 3 months.

₹100

Violations by juveniles

₹25,000 and an imprisonment of up to 3 years

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Driving without seat-belts

₹1,000 (and/or) community service.

₹100

Violating license conditions

Fine between ₹25,000 and ₹1 Lakh

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Driving without a valid permit

₹10,000

₹5000

While the above traffic fine Chennai has been modified, quite a few are still under consideration.

Traffic Fines in Chennai that remains Unchanged

The traffic fines in Chennai and Tamil Nadu which are unchanged are listed below. You should note them carefully, though be advised that the traffic norms and their respective violation penalties are still in the process of formulation. Subsequently, a few of the Chennai traffic police fines mentioned below might be subject to change in the near future.

Violation

Fine amount

Breaching the regulations of a learner’s licence

₹150

Over-speeding

₹300

Excessive over-speeding

₹350

Driving in a reckless manner that is harmful to public

₹500

Driving despite being declared physically or mentally unfit

₹150

Using fuel which is illegal or harmful (kerosene and other cheaper substitutes)

₹200

Violating noise control standards

₹100

Violating air pollution control norms

₹400

Driving without paying road tax

₹300, though it goes up to ₹600 in case someone is repeating this offence.

Driving in a No Entry zone.

₹2,000 and ₹5,000

Disobeying instruction of the authorities

₹300 to ₹600

Driving in a pedestrian zone

₹300 to ₹600

Currently being in the process of modification and adaption, Chennai traffic rules can be difficult to understand under present circumstances. However, the charts provided above should help you in understanding the crucial aspects of road norms and the penalty charges levied in these circumstances.

FAQs about Traffic Fines in Chennai