Updated List of Penalties for Traffic Violations in India

Updated List of Penalties for Traffic Violations in India

Breaking the law in any sense is bound to attract punishment. The severity of this punishment depends upon the nature of the committed offense. With regards to breaking traffic rules, citizens can be asked to pay a fine, serve a jail term or face disqualification in the form of a ban from driving any vehicle. The fine amount is updated every few years to curb the violation of rules. Breaking traffic rules in India can lead to accidents and even death in severe cases. Let’s take a look at the updated list of penalties for traffic violations in India

List of traffic police fines for violations

Traffic rules in India are in accordance with The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Every change in the fine amount is clearly stated in the updated act. Following is the list of violations and their corresponding traffic fines:

Under Section Offence Penalty in Rupees
177 General 500
177A Road Rules Violation 500
178 Travelling Without Ticket 500
179 Disobeying orders from the authorities 2000
180 Driving an unauthorized vehicle 5000
181 Driving Without License 5000
182 Driving Despite Disqualification 10000
182 B Oversize vehicles 5000
183 Overspeeding 1000 (Light Weight), 2000 (Medium Passenger Vehicle)
184 Rash Driving 5000
185 Driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance 10000
189 Illegal racing 5000
192 A Vehicle Without Permit Up to 10000
193 Aggregators (Violations of licensing conditions) 25000 to 100000
194 Overloading goods 20000, 2000 Per Every Extra Tonne
194 A Overloading of passengers (Example : 4th Seat of Auto) Rs 1000 per extra passenger
194 B Not Wearing Seat Belt 1000
194 C Overloading of Two Wheelers 2000, License Disqualified for 3 months
194 D Riding a two-wheeler without helmet 1000, License Disqualified for 3 months
194 E Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles 10000
196 Driving Without Insurance 2000
199 Offences by Juveniles Vehicle Owner / Guardian fined 25000 with 3 Years Jail. Juvenile Offender under JJ Act, Vehicle Registration will be Cancelled.
206 Power of Officers to impound documents Driving licenses will be suspended Under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D and 194E
210 B Offences committed by enforcing authorities Double the penalty under a corresponding section

Driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance is a serious crime. Chances of damage and injuries increase exponentially when a driver is not alert of his/her surroundings while driving. It is dangerous not only for the driver but also to co-passengers and others present on the road. Thus, the fine amount depends on the level of intoxicating substance present in the blood. Drinking alcohol and driving a vehicle are common occurrences, here is the list of traffic police fines for the same:

Alcohol Level Traffic Fines and penalties and Jail
30 to 60 mg Fine of Rs. 2000 or/and 6 months of imprisonment.
60 to 150 mg 1 year of imprisonment and/or a fine of Rs.4000. Repeated offence leads to 3 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of Rs.8000.
150 mg or above One-time offender is charged Rs. 5000 along with 2 years of imprisonment. If the offence is repeated within 3 years the punishment is Rs.10000 fine plus 4 years of imprisonment.

Bribing Traffic officials

To get away from the fine and penalties arising due to breaking traffic rules in India, people try to bribe police officials. To some extent, people even manage to get away by paying a bribe in the form of cash. However, bribing an official is a crime in itself and should not be committed. The government is taking certain measures to decrease and eventually eliminate this atrocious crime. One of such measures is the introduction of ‘e-challan’. This system works similar to you purchasing something and using your debit or credit card to pay the money and receiving a receipt. This way, cash does not come into the picture and the funds are transferred directly to the government. In this manner, they can also keep a track of offenses and the people involved.

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