The New Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act (2019) has been implemented in India from September 1, 2019, and since then, many traffic violators are paid hefty fine across the country. We have noticed some unusual challans on a different part of India after the. Motor Vehicles Amendment Act came into effect. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament in July, and its steep fines were to come into effect from September 1, 2019.
Here is the list of the highest amount of fine on traffic violation challans levied on people who drive two-wheelers, 4 wheelers, trucks and some private passenger carrying vehicles.
1. Odisha: Truck driver fined Rs 6.53 lakh in Odisha but under old traffic rules.
As per the report on Hindustantimes, a truck driver was fined Rs. 6,53,100/- for multiple traffic violations. The name of the driver is Dilip Kurta from Jharsuguda and is owned by Shailesh Shankar Kumar Lal Gupta of Bethel Colony, Phek Town in Nagaland. But the truck is still under detention at Sambalpur as the owner is yet to pay the penalty.
2. Delhi: Truck owner fined Rs 2,00,500/- for violating traffic rules
In a report on ZeeNews India, a truck owner in Delhi has to pay Rs. 2 lakh 5 thousand rupees for violating the traffic law at Mubaraka Chowk near Rohini. The name of the truck driver is identified as Ram Krishan. The challaned amount has to be paid on Rohini Court and may be reduced if the valid documents are produced before the court.
3. Rajasthan: Truck Owner Fined Rs. 1.41 Lakh For Overloading Vehicle
As per the report from Business Standard, a truck owner, a truck owner from Rajasthan paid a challan amount of Rs 1,41,700 at Rohini court for overloading the vehicle on September 5. The name of the truck owner is identified as Bhagwan Ram, who owns the truck, paid the challan amount 86K after providing the documents at Rohini court on September 9.
4. Gurugram: A truck driver in Gurugram was fined ₹59,000 on September 4.
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5. Odisha: Auto driver in Odisha was fined ₹47,500 on September 5.
According to a report from Livemint, an auto driver was fine was fined ₹47,500 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, Bhubaneshwar. The driver was challaned for multiple violations for driving under alcohol influence, not carrying a driving licence, RC card, permit PUC and insurance.
The auto driver said he bought the second-hand three-wheeler for ₹26,000/-
6. Man in Delhi was fined ₹27,000 on September 3.
The violations included – driving without a fitness certificate, driving without a license, violation of restriction of time in no entry, driving without insurance, and misbehaviour with the police officer.
Source: Times of India
7. Gurugram: Man in Gurugram was fined ₹23,000 on September 3.
A man name Dinesh Madan was fined Rs. 23000/- for his second hand scooty of Rs. 15000/ in Gurugram on 3 September. Madan was fine for different traffic violations like driving without a driving licence, without a registration certificate, no third party insurance, no pollution certificate and was riding without a helmet.
Traffic police issued a challan of Rs 16,000 to a scooter driver in Haryana’s Kaithal. The offender allegedly had no documents of his scooty which was later impounded by police.
His scooter was later impounded after the man refused to pay the fine.
9. Report Waited.
10. Report Waited.
Below is the list of Traffic Violation Fines under the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019 from September 1, 2019
|Penalty||Old Amount||New Amount|
|Penalty for offences where no penalty is specifically provided||Rs 100 for the first offence and Rs 300 for the second/subsequent offence||Rs 500 for a first-time offence, Rs 1,500 for a subsequent offence|
|Violation of road regulations||–||Rs 500 to Rs 1,000|
|Travelling without Ticket||Rs 200||Rs 500|
|Disobedience of orders of Authority and refusal to share information||Rs 500||Rs 2,000|
|Unauthorised use of vehicles without license||Rs 1,000||Rs 5,000|
|Driving without license||Rs 500||Rs 5,000|
|Driving despite disqualification||Rs 500||Rs 10,000|
|Over-speeding||Rs 400||Rs 1000 – Rs 2000 for a light motor vehicle, Rs 2,000 – Rs 4,000 for medium passenger or goods vehicles and impounding of driving license for second/subsequent offence.|
|Dangerous Driving||–||Imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year and/or fine of Rs. 1000- Rs. 5000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to Rs. 10000 for the second offence.|
|Drunken Driving||–||Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs. 10000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine of Rs. 15000 for a second offence.|
|Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive for||Rs 200 for a first offence, Rs 500 for second/subsequent offence||First offence – Rs. 1000 and second/subsequent offence – Rs.2000|
|Offences relating to an accident||–||Imprisonment of up to 6 months and/or fine up to Rs. 5000 for first offence and imprisonment up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs. 10000 for a second offence.|
|Racing and speeding||–||Imprisonment of up to 1 month and/or fine up to Rs. 500 for the first offence and imprisonment up to 1month and/or fine up to Rs. 10000 for a second offence.|
|Driving uninsured vehicle||fine of Rs. 1000 and/or punishment up to 3 months||Rs. 2000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the first offence and fine of Rs. 4000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months for the second offence.|
|Taking a vehicle without lawful authority and seizing a motor vehicle by force||Rs 500||Rs. 5000|
|Causing obstruction to free flow of traffic|