New Delhi: The government has approved the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill that proposes hefty penalties for violating traffic norms including Rs 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles.
The much sought reform in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 will bring a similar fine on those driving with a suspended license, a new report citing a government official mentions. Such penalties will range across offences like drunken driving, dangerous driving, over-speeding and overloading. Aggregators violating driving licences can further be fined up to Rs 1 lakh under the new bill.
The Bill, which was pending for approval in the Rajya Sabha, lapsed after the term of the 16th Lok Sabha ended. “The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill. It provides steep penalties for violation of various traffic norms”.
Here are some of the fines to be imposed upon traffic rules violation as per the bill:
- Over Speeding – Rs 1000 to Rs 2000
- Driving without insurance – Rs 2000
- Driving without helmet – Rs 1000 + 3-months license suspension
- Disobedience of the orders of authorities – Rs 2000
- Unauthorised use of vehicles without a licence – Rs 5000
- Driving despite disqualification – Rs 10,000
- Dangerous driving – Rs 5000
- Drunken driving – Rs 10,000
- Driving without seat belts – Rs 1000
- Overloading of vehicles – Rs 20,000