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Latest Rules And Fines For Cars In Case of Traffic Violation

Published On Apr 11, 2021

This article mentions the latest rules and fines for traffic violations and the consequences it can entail. It begins by saying why abiding traffic rules is necessary and then explains the latest rules and fines in detail.

Riding a car comes with a responsibility to abide by traffic rules. Disobedience can also lead to hefty fines and cancellation of your driving license. For this reason, it is important to be updated about the latest rules and fines for traffic violations and in this article we are going to talk about the same. 

Latest Rules And Fines For Cars In Case of Traffic Violation

Latest Car Rules And Fines For Traffic Violation

The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 has received certain new additions to its long list of traffic regulations and in this section we are going to highlight the new norms that you must bear in mind while driving. The latest rules are as follows  -

  • Drinking And Driving

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, it is an offence to drive your car under the influence of alcohol or any psychotropic substance. This rule has been implemented in September 2019 and intoxicated driving is now a punishable offence. It can lead to a hefty fine of INR 10,000. 

  • Overspeeding

Reckless driving can be fatal for us as well as for people around us and therefore you should be careful to drive within the prescribed speed limits in roads. Similarly, talking on the phone while driving can lead to a miscalculation of speed and rash driving. Currently, the fine for overspeeding in India ranges between INR 1,000 to INR 2,000. 

  • Driving Without License

It is known that driving without a valid driving license is a punishable offence. If you are caught driving without it, not only will it cost you a fortune but will also affect the insurance coverage of your car, Currently, the fine rate for driving without a license has shot up from INR 500 to INR 5,000, along with a jail imprisonment term of 3 months for first time offenders. 

  • Driving Without An Insurance

In India, it is mandatory to have third party insurance cover for your car that guarantees compensation for any damages caused to another individual, property or car by your vehicle. If you are embroiled in such a situation without a car insurance you will have to pay a fine of INR 2,000 and endure an imprisonment term of 3 months for the first time and pay INR 4,000 along with a 3 months jail term for the second time. 

  • Juvenile Driving

If a person below the age of 18 years is caught driving, it is known as juvenile driving and is punishable by law. If a juvenile breaks any traffic rules, their guardian will be held guilty for them and a high fine of INR 25,000 will have to be paid as well. It can also lead to the cancellation of the Registration Certificate of the car and the juvenile could be restrained from getting a learner’s license until the age of 25. 

Take Away

The points highlighted above display the amount of attention and responsibility an individual has to assume while driving on the roads. Breaking traffic rules and regulations puts the life of many people at stake and also involves the payment of huge sums of money as fines, including imprisonment. You should be mindful about these aspects while driving and always ensure to secure you car with a car insurance policy not just to avoid paying a fine, but also to ensure financial support against any damages caused to your vehicle due to an accident. 

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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