Learn more about Chennai Traffic Fines - Implemented as per MV Act
The state of Tamil Nadu had mixed reactions to the directives from Central Government which amended the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.
While the Centre implemented heavy penalties on traffic violations raising existing penalty charges by manifold, Tamil Nadu and in effect Chennai traffic violation fine hike had been put on hold. Hike as per Central Government directives have been put on hold by a few other State Governments as well.
Is Chennai Following the New Traffic Penalties?
Interestingly, Chennai traffic police had begun implementing the penalty structure from the 1st of September, 2019 though the State Government still had not come to a conclusion regarding the same. Consequently, the Government came to a decision to implement these directives in a limited fashion, along with their own upgrades on the exact rates.
While some of the higher fine rates were accepted by Tamil Nadu and subsequently Chennai authorities, they have not accepted the exact rates prescribed for every offence. Some of the new rates have been implemented while a few recommendations have been made to reduce the Central Government’s suggested rates. In case of a few other offences and traffic violations, Chennai traffic fines have been kept unchanged.