New traffic rules have come into effect in Delhi from 1st September. You will have to pay almost 5 to 20 times more fine than before. If found violating the traffic rules, the traffic policemen will impose Challan or Penalty, but in case you are not able to pay fine on the spot, you will have to go to court to pay the Fine. The Delhi Traffic Police has made full preparations to implement the new rules.
Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari has said government’s intention was not to impose heavy penalties on people but to bring road discipline for preventing loss of lives through accidents.
People are not aware of New Rules: According to Delhi Traffic Police officials, a large number of people still do not know about it. Drivers will be made aware of the new rules when there is a protest from rule breakers.
|Old Challan/ Penalty||New Challan/ Penalty|
|Offence||₹ 100||₹ 500|
|Rules of road regulation violation||₹ 100||₹ 500|
|Travel without ticket||₹ 200||₹ 500|
|Disobedience of orders of authorities||₹ 500||₹ 2,000|
|Unauthorized use of vehicles without licence||₹ 1,000||₹ 5,000|
|Driving without licence||₹ 500||₹ 5000|
|Driving despite disqualification||₹ 500||₹ 10,000|
|Oversize vehicles||New||Rs 5,000|
|Over speeding||₹ 400||₹ 1,000 for LMV|
|₹ 2,000 for Medium passenger vehicle|
|Dangerous driving penalty||₹ 1,000||Up to ₹ 5,000|
|Drunken driving||₹ 2,000||₹ 10,000|
|Speeding / Racing||₹ 500||₹ 5,000|
|Vehicle without permit||up to ₹ 5,000||Up to ₹ 10,000|
|Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)||New||₹ 25,000 to|
|Overloading||₹ 2,000 and||₹ 20,000 and|
|₹ 1,000 per extra ton||₹ 2,000 per extra ton|
|Overloading of passengers||₹ 1,000 per extra passenger|
|Seat belt||₹ 100||₹ 1,000|
|Overloading of two wheelers||₹ 100||₹ 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence|
|Helmets||₹ 100||₹ 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence|
|Not providing way for emergency vehicles||New||₹ 10,000|
|Driving Without Insurance||₹ 1,000||₹ 2,000|
|Offences by Juveniles||New||Guardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. ₹ 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled|
Delhi Traffic Police Special Commissioner said that the traffic police is fully prepared. The new rules will help in restoring traffic on the road. People will also avoid repeating the mistake a second time due to the increase in the fine.
Changes in rules The Motor Vehicle Act 2019 came into force from 1st September. In which the amount of Challan has been increased so much that if you are caught violating traffic rules once by mistake, then you will be alerted before making a mistake next time and most probably remember the Challan deducted on it. Read below in detail how much Challan amount was increased for violation of the rules.
Challan of 500 to 1500 rupees for not wearing helmet
After the change in motor vehicle act, now the Challans are going to be more costlier on your pocket if you do not follow the traffic rules. Earlier the penalty for not wearing the Helmet was Rs 100 to 300, which has now been increased to Rs 500 to 1,500. Triple riding would now be fined at Rs 500 instead of the Rs 100 earlier.
Pollution Challan is now of Rs 10,000
There was a penalty of 1,000 rupees for the certificate of Pollution, which has now been increased to 10,000 rupees. Long ques can now be seen at various Petrol Pumps for obtaining Vehicle Fitness Certificate. The Bill mandates automated fitness testing for vehicles. This would reduce corruption in the transport department while improving the road worthiness of the vehicle. Penalty has been provided for deliberate violation of safety/environmental regulations as well as body builders and spare part suppliers. The process for testing and certification for automobiles is proposed to be regulated more effectively. The testing agencies issuing automobile approvals have been brought under the ambit of the Act and standards will be set for motor vehicle testing institutes.The Bill also provides for compulsory recall of defective vehicles and power to examine irregularities of vehicle companies.
Challan of 1000 to 5000 rupees on over speeding
Earlier, a Fine of Rs 1,000 was deducted at over speeding, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to 2,000. Dangerous driving was earlier fined Rs 1000, which has now been reduced from 1,,000 to 5000. The earlier fine for using a mobile phone while driving was Rs 1,000, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
Up to 5000 fine for driving in the wrong direction
There was a penalty of 1100 rupees for driving the side side car, which has now been increased to 5,000. The first fine for driving drunk was Rs 2000, which has now been increased to Rs 10,000. Earlier penalty for jumping red light was earlier Rs 100, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to 5,000 when caught for the first time, Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000 when caught for the second time.
Rupees 10 thousand fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles
Earlier the penalty for not imposing seat belt was Rs 100, which has now been increased to Rs 1,000. A new challan has been included in the Motor Vehicles Act, which carries a fine of 10,000 rupees for not giving way to emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles include ambulances, fire brigades and other emergency vehicles.
New Rules for Taxi aggregators like Ola, Uber
The Bill defines aggregators as digital intermediaries or market places which can be used by passengers to connect with a driver for transportation purposes (taxi services like like Meru, Ola and Uber etc). The Bill provides guidelines for Aggregators. At present there are no rules in many states for regulating aggregators, taxis etc.
The driving training process has been strengthened enabling faster issuance of driving licenses. This will help in reducing the shortage of commercial drivers in the country. More and more drivers training schools and vehicle fitness centers will be opened. To facilitate transport solutions for Divyang, the bottlenecks have been removed in respect of grant of driving licenses as well as alterations in the vehicles to make it fit for their use.
Providing Online Driving License
The Bill provides for online Learners Licence with mandatory online identity verification Driving test will be computerized to avoid fake D.L. The Bill will bring transparency in RTO offices. Commercial licenses will be valid upto five instead of three years. Application for renewal can be made one year prior to or after licence lapses. Driver Training Schools will be opened so that more efficient drivers may be available.
Third Party Insurance
The Bill has included the driver’s attendant in 3rd Party insurance. re will be no cap on liability of insurers. There will be a 10 time increase in insurance compensation, from Rs 50, 000 to Rs 5 lakh. Claim process has been simplified. Insurance firms have to pay claims within a month, if the victim’s family agree to accept Rs 5 lakh compensation. The Bill also increases the minimum compensation for hit and run cases from Rs 25,000 to two lakh rupees in case of death, and from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 in case of grievous injury.
Recall of Vehicles
The Bill allows the central government to order for recall of motor vehicles if a defect in the vehicle may cause damage to the environment, or the driver, or other road users. The manufacturer of the recalled vehicle will be required to: (i) reimburse the buyers for the full cost of the vehicle, or (ii) replace the defective vehicle with another vehicle with similar or better specifications.
Process of Vehicle Registration
To improve the registration process for new vehicles, registration at the end of the dealer is being enabled and restrictions have been imposed on temporary registration. The Minister has however said that state transport departments can inspect the vehicles at dealers end. To bring harmony of the registration and licensing process, it is proposed to create National Register for Driving Licence and National Register for Vehicle registration through “Vahan” & “Sarathi” platforms. This will facilitate uniformity of the process across the country.
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