The stringent rules and regulations, incorporated under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, that was cleared by both Houses of the Parliament last month, will come into force across the country from 1st September 2019.
Apart from permitting heavier fines, naming and shaming of offenders who violate traffic rules authorities can also cancel their driving licenses.
1. Traffic officials will be allowed to put names of repeat offenders who violate traffic rules in public domain.
2. Fine for driving without a licence hiked from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5,000. For driving despite disqualification, it has been raised from Rs. 500 to Rs. 10,000.
3. Repeat offenders will be fined with higher penalties besides facing the risk of going to jail.
4. Penalty between Rs. 1,000- Rs. 2,000 for overspeeding. The penalty has been increased from Rs. 400 to Rs. 1,000 for light motor vehicles and Rs. 2,000 for medium passenger vehicles.
5. Drivers will be fined Rs. 10,000 for not giving way to emergency vehicles. Taxi aggregators violating driving licences will be fined up to Rs. 1 lakh.
6. Those driving without a seat-belt will be fined Rs. 1,000, which was earlier Rs. 100.
7. A fine of Rs. 2,000 will be charged for driving without insurance. Those driving without helmets will have to shell out Rs. 1,000 and can face three-month suspension of their licence.
8. The guardian or owner of the vehicle will be held guilty in case a of a road offence is committed by underage drivers. The penalty will be Rs. 25,000 along with three years in jail and the registration will be cancelled.
9. Overloading of vehicles will draw a penalty of Rs. 20,000.
10. The driving licences (DLs) of repeated offender may also be cancelled in certain cases.
Source : Various