Check Out List of Penalties With Fine Amount as Latest Motor Vehicle Bill 2019

As a result of consultations, Motor Vehicle Bill 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, to reform traffic laws under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. This reformed bill has details of new penalties that will be levied on violation of traffic rules. Prior to this, the bill was examined and passed in Lok Sabha. The law was earlier proposed in 2017 but collapsed with the termination in 16th Lok Sabha.

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The 2019 amendment was brought in the Rajya Sabha by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari with the aim of attaining the uniformity in road transportation. The bill has a set of strict penalties for traffic violations.

Section/ OffenceOld PenaltyNew Penalty (Minimum)
General (177) Rs 100 Rs 500
On violating Rules of road regulation (new 177A) Rs. 100 Rs 500
Traveling in public transport without a ticket (178) Rs 200 Rs 500
Non-adherence of orders of authorities (179) Rs 500 Rs 2000
Illegal use of vehicles without licence (180) Rs 1000 Rs 5000
Riding vehicles without licence (181) Rs 500 Rs 5000
Driving without qualification (182) Rs 500 Rs 10000
Oversized vehicles (182B) New Rs 5000
High-Speed Driving (183) Rs 400 Rs 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle
Dangerous driving penalty (184) Rs 1000 Up to Rs 5000
Drink and Drive (185) Rs 2000 Up to Rs 10000
Over-speed/ Racing (189) Rs 500 Rs 5,000
Driving Vehicles without a permit (192A) Up to Rs 5000 Up to Rs 10,000
Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions) (193) New Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000
Overloading of vehicles (194) Rs 2,000, and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne Rs 20,000, and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne
Overloading Passengers in vehicles (194A) N.A. Rs 1000 per extra passenger
Not wearing Seat Belt (194 B) Rs 100 Rs 1,000
Overloading of two-wheelers (194 C) Rs 100 Rs2,000, disqualifying the license for 3 months
Not giving space to emergency vehicles (194E) New Rs 10000
Driving without vehicle insurance (196) Rs 1,000 Rs 2000
Traffic violations by Juveniles/underaged (199) New Guardian/ Owner shall be considered guilty of the situation. Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. A juvenile will be in the trial period under JJ Act. Motor Vehicle Licence to be canceled.
Power of officers to impound documents (206) N.A. Suspension of driving licence under sections 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E,
Traffic Violations committed by inforcing authorities (210B) N.A. Twice the amount of regular penalty mentioned under the respective segment.