New Penalties (Traffic Fine) in Motor Vehicles Act 2019

The new Moto Vehicle Bill (Amendment)) has been passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. There are significant changes when it comes to the amount of money as a traffic fine. It also includes a new section for Juveniles and the owner of the vehicle. Here’s the list of Penalties Traffic Fine Motor Vehicles Act 2019 for road traffic violations. We have included both old and new penalties to understand the drastic changes. At the end of the table is the list of new Section introduced with it.

New Penalties(Traffic Fine) in Motor Vehicles Act 2019

SectionOld Provision | PenaltyNew Provision | Minimum Penalties
177 | GeneralRs 100Rs 500
New 177A | Rules of Road RegulationRs 100Rs 500
178 | Travelling without a ticketRs 200Rs 500
179 | Disobedience of orders of authoritiesRs 500Rs 2,000
180 | Unauthorised use of vehicles without licenseRs 1,000Rs 5,000
181 | Driving without a licenseRs 500Rs 5,000
182 | Driving despite disqualificationRs 500Rs 10,000
183 | Over speedingRs 400Rs 1,000 for Light Motor Vehicle

Rs 2,000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle, Medium Goods Vehicle, Heavy Good Vehicle, and Heavy Passenger Vehicle

184 | Dangerous driving penaltyRs 1,000Up to Rs 5,000
185 | Drunken drivingRs 2,000Rs 10,000
189 | Speeding/racingRs 500Rs 5,000
192A | Vehicle without a permitUp to Rs 5,000Up to Rs 10,000
194 | OverloadingRs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 per extra tonneRs 20,000 and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne
194B | Not wearing a seat beltRs 100Rs 1,000
194C | Overloading of two-wheelersRs 100Rs 1,000 + Disqualification of licence for 3 months
194D | Not wearing a helmetRs 1000Rs 1,000 + Disqualification of licence for 3 months
196 | Driving without insuranceRs 1,000Rs 2,000

All these penalties can be paid online. For example here is how to pay traffic fines in Kolkata and Howrah.

List of new section passed in the Motor Vehicles Act 2019

1] Section 199 — Offences by juveniles: 

Guardian or owner of the vehicle will be held guilty along with a fine of Rs 25,000 and three years of imprisonment. Also, the registration of the vehicle will be canceled.

The Juvenile will be treaded under Juvenile Justice Act + Registration of vehicle to be canceled

2] Section 206 — Power of officers to impound documents

Suspension of driving licences under sections 183, 185, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D or 194E

3] Section 210B — Offences committed by enforcing authorities

Twice the penalty under the relevant section

4] Section 194A — Overloading of passengers

Rs 200 per extra passenger

5] Section 194E — Not providing a way for emergency vehicles

Rs 10,000

6] Section 193 — Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions)

Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000

7] Section 182B — Oversize vehicles

Rs 5,000

Let us know what you think about these new penalties and sections of the Motor Vehicles Act 2019.

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