New Traffic Rules in India



NEW TRAFFIC RULES IN INDIA, SOME CHANGES IN PREVIOUS RULES.

NEW TRAFFIC RULES

With the growing vehicles and accident in INDIA there was the stron7g need to bring some changes in the old traffic rules so that government can take controls on the accident happening daily in INDIA. Some charges which are increased and some are added in this new rules.

The transport ministry of INDIA issued a notification dated August 28, 2019 listing out all the laws that have come into effect from September 1, 2019. Here is a list of the new motor vehicles laws that have coming into effect from September 1, 2019

PENALTY OLD AMOUNT NEW AMOUNT
Driving without having license Rs 500 Rs 500 (no change)
Doing over speeding on vehicles Rs 400 Rs 1000- Rs 2000 for light motor vehicles, Rs 2000- Rs 4000 for medium passengers or good vehicles and impounding of driving license for second/subsequent offence.
Drunk and drive Imprisonment up to 6 months and/ or fine of upto Rs 10000 for first offence and imprisonment upto 2 years and/or fine of Rs 15000 for second offence .
Racing and speeding of vehicles Imprisonment of up to 1 month and /or fine of Rs 500 for first offence and imprisonment up to 1 month and/or fine upto Rs 10000 for second offence.
Driving of any uninsured vehicles Fine of Rs 1000 and/or punishment upto 3 months Rs 2000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the first offence and a fine of Rs 4000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months for second offence.
Dangerous driving of vehicles Imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year and/or fine 1000- Rs 5000 for first offence and for second offence 2 years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10000
Causing obstruction to free flow of traffic Rs 50 Rs 500
Driving vehicles despite disqualification Rs 500 Rs 10000
Unauthorised use of vehicles without license Rs 1000 Rs 5000
Driving when physically and mentally not fit Rs 200 for first offenses and for second/susequent offenses is Rs 500 First offence Rs 1000 and second/subsequent offence Rs 2000
Taking vehicle without lawful authority and seizing motor vehicle by force Rs 500 Rs 5000
Offences related to accidents Imprisonment of up to 6 months and/or fine upto Rs 5000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs 10000 for second offence.
Violations of road regulations Rs 500 to Rs 1000
Disobedience of orders of authority and refusal to share information Rs500 Rs 2000
Travelling without taking tickets Rs 200 Rs 500
Penalty for offenses where no penalty is specially provided Rs 100 for offense and for second/subsequent offense is Rs 300 Rs 500 for offence and Rs 1500 for further offences

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ACT IMPLEMENTATIONS SOME MORE FACTS

The new motor vehicle act was implemented on Indian roads on september 1, 2019. Post imposition of motor vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, violators are charged heavy penalties by police for breaking of traffic rules.

Second important points

the penalty for driving without a licence under the new motor vehicle act is Rs 5000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months which can be extended.

Fine for drunken driving in India

Under the motor vehicle Amendment act, 2019 drunken driven attract a fine of Rs 10000 and/or imprisonment of six months to two years

Penalty for over speeding in India

Under the new motor vehicle act, over speeding may gives you a fine of Rs 1000 – Rs 2000 for the light motor vehicle, Rs 2000 – Rs 4000 for the medium passengers or goods vehicles and impounding of driving licence for second/subsequent offence.

These rules are implemented by the government of INDIA to ensure the wellness of the people

AS A REPORT FROM INDIAN GOVERNMENT

In 2015, there were about five lakhs road accidents in India, which killed about 1.5 lakhs people and injured about five lakhs people, INDIA as a signatory to the Brasili declarationa , intends to the reduction of the road accidents and traffic fatalities for 50% by 2022.

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VIOLATION OF ROAD REGULATION MEANS

Violation of road regulation may incur Rs 500 to Rs 1000 fine as seen in new rules. Mainly the Violation includes:

 

  • DUI – It means driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc.
  • DWI – It means driving while intoxicated (not in a position to drive)

 

DRIVING WHEN PHYSICALLY UNFIT FOR DRIVING

People who are physically not fit like persons who faced surgery etc, and also who are not mentally fit.

ENHANCEMENT OF PENALTIES

The new Motor Vehicles Act has enhanced to the penalties for the driving errors.

According to the transport of ministry’s explaining the changes in the Motor Vehicle Act, “it has also enhanced penalty for the offences where the no penalty was specifically provided for- the first offence from up to Rs 100 to Rs 500 and second/subsequent offence from up to Rs 300 to Rs 1,500″.

In case of dangerous driving according to new traffic rules in india

For the first time in INDIA the government has implemented imprisoned of six months to one year and/or fines of Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000. For the second offence, the offender will be imprisoned for up to 2 years and/or will have to pay a fine of up to Rs 10,000.

In case of people who drink and drive in occasions of marriages and any religious festival they will be charged 10000 in case if it was their first offense. In case if they repeat it again, they will be charged 15000 and imprisoned for upto 2years

Driving an vehicle which is not insured

Driving an uninsured vehicle will become an imprisoned task from September 1. According the new Motor Vehicles Act, you will be penalised an amount of Rs 2,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 3 months for the first offense. For the second offense, a fine of Rs 4,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Driving without licence according to new traffic rules in india

The driver has to pay an amount of Rs 5000 in case if traffic police caught the driver driving without licence. The penalties in these cases have been increased to 10 times. Previously the penalty for these cases was Rs 500

Penalty in case of driving despite being disqualified will now cost Rs 10000 from Rs 500.

Penalties in case of racing and speeding according to new traffic rules in india

If drivers are caught in racing and speeding, the driver will be imprisoned for up to one month and/or a fine up to Rs 500 will be charged if it is a first time offense. In case of a second offense, though imprisonment will remain the same, the penalty can go up to Rs 10,000.

Travelling without ticket in state run busses

from September1, 2019, travelling without ticket in state transport buses will cost more because the penalty amount has been increased from up to Rs 200 to Rs 500 for the people who don’t buy tickets.

Offenses which are related to accidents

Offenses which are related to accidents, from September 1, 2019, can lead to imprisonment of up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs 5,000 for first time offence. For the second offence, imprisonment of up to 1 year and/or a fine up to Rs 10,000 will be charged

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WHAT HAPPENS IF DRIVING LICENCE GOT EXPIRED

Expiry of driving licence ACCORDING TO NEW TRAFFIC RULES IN INDIA

As per new Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, an individual can apply for the renewal of the driving licence at any time between the one year before the expiry and for up to one year after its expiry. This would mean that if driving licence is expiring in October 2021, then you can apply for renewal from October 2020 til October 2021.

However, if anyone apply for renewal after one year of expiry of the licence then he required to undertake the driving licence test once again.

WANT TO CHANGE ADRESS IN DRIVING LICENSE

from September 1, 2019 , if anyone wants to change the residence address or place of business in the driving licence, then the same can be done online and one can apply for this to any registering authority within the state.

IF MINOR KID WANTS TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE

Giving your minor child the permission to drive vehicle will become an expensive affair from September 1,2019. As per the new law, if the motor vehicle is used by the child, then the registration of the vehicle may be cancelled for one year. Once the period of one year is over, he/she will have to submit a fresh application for the registration of your vehicle.

As per newly inserted section in indian common law 199A and 199B of the Act, you will be fined a sum of Rs 25,000 and face imprisonment of up to three years.

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