Now be careful who ignores traffic rules. Because the new Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 has come into force in the country from today (1 September 2019). Now the traffic rules have become very strict and violating them can be very heavy on you.
Fines up to 10 thousand rupees
Under the amended Motor Vehicle Act, a person can be fined up to Rs 10,000 for driving drunk. At the same time, the path of emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire brigades and PCR may be prohibited. On doing this, a fine of up to Rs 10,000 can be imposed. The amended bill provides for heavy penalties for driving without license, driving under the age of 18, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving at over speed.
License suspended for holding without helmet
The bill could attract a fine of Rs 1,000 to 2,000 for overspeeding and Rs 2,000 for driving without an insurance policy. At the same time, license will be suspended for three months if caught without a helmet. Also, if a minor is caught driving while driving, the owner and guardian of the car will be guilty. It will have to pay a penalty of 3 years and a fine of Rs 25 thousand as well as the registration of the vehicle will also be canceled. If caught breaking a traffic rule, then a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed. Not only this, if someone does not obey the orders of the officers, then a fine of up to two thousand rupees will have to be paid instead of 500 rupees. Apart from this, there is a provision for a fine of Rs 5,000 for unauthorized use of the vehicle. Not only this, if aggregators like Ola, Uber violate the driving license rules, they will have to pay a fine of up to one lakh rupees.
Assistance of up to 2 lakhs to the affected families
In hit and run cases, the government will provide assistance of up to 2 lakh to the affected families, the amount is currently 25 thousand rupees. If the minor violates the traffic rules, then his parents or the owner of the vehicle will also be held responsible. Now they will not be able to escape by saying that they were not aware. The minor will be tried under Juvenile Justice Act and the vehicle registration will be canceled.
10 thousand fine for driving a vehicle after drinking alcohol
You will have to pay a fine of Rs 10 thousand instead of 2 thousand for driving a vehicle after drinking alcohol. On the other hand, the fine for driving rash has been increased from 1 thousand rupees to 5 thousand rupees.
500 rupees increased to Rs. 5000 for driving without license, from Rs. 400 to Rs. 1000-2000 on overspeeding. Driving without seatbelt will increase from Rs 100 to Rs 1000 fine.
5 thousand fine for talking on the phone while driving
You will have to pay a fine of Rs 5000 instead of Rs 1000 for talking on a mobile phone during driving.
Also, the expiry date for renewing the license has been extended from one month to one year. That is, one has to apply a year in advance to get the license renewed.
At the same time, those who will help the injured in the accident, will not face any civil or criminal case. They will get an option to hide their identity from the police or medical staff.