10000 For Drunken Driving,1000 For Helmet ;Motor Vehicles Act Revised

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To curb down the negligent driving acts and violation of road safety laws,the Union Cabinet has revised the Motor Vehicle Bill with higher penalties and a few new legal offences.The same is expected to reduce the violations to a large extent and in creating a much safer enviroment.

The most significant one among the revised laws are the fine rates in hit & run cases and road accident cases. The fine rate for hit and run cases has gone up from rs.25000 to Rs. 2 lakh and the compensation for road accident cases has gone up to Rs. 10 lakh.


Out of 223 prescribed sections in the motor vehicles act,68 sections has been modified.Also Chapter 10 has been deleted and a Chapter 11 is being replaced with new provisions to simplify third party insurance claims and settlement process. The ministry chaired by Narendra Modi claims that the tough implementation of thee reform will reduce the road accidents by 50%.

Here are some of the changes listed :

•General,From Rs.100 to Rs.500

•Rules of road regulation violation,From Rs.100 to Rs.500

•Disobedience of orders of authorities,From Rs.5oo to Rs.2000

•Unauthorised use of vehicles without licence,From Rs.1000 to Rs.5000

•Driving without licence,Rs.500 to Rs.5000

•Driving despite disqualification,From Rs.500 to Rs.5000

•Oversize vehicles (New),Rs.5000

•Over speeding,From Rs.400 to Rs 1,000 for LMV,Rs 2,000 for Medium passenger vehicle
•Dangerous driving penalty,From Rs.1000 to Rs.5000

•Drunken driving,From Rs.2000 to Rs.10000

•Speeding/ Racing,From Rs.500 to Rs.5000

•Vehicle without permit,From Rs.5000 to Rs.10000

•Aggregators (violations without licencing conditions),From Rs.25000 to Rs.100000

•Overloading,Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne to Rs.20000 & Rs.2000 per extra tonne

•Overloading of passenger,Rs.1000 per extra passenger

•Seat Belt,From Rs.100 to Rs.1000

•Overloading of two wheelers,From Rs.100 to Rs.2000,Disqualification of license for three months

•Helmets,From Rs.100 to Rs.1000,Disqualification of license for 3 months

•Not providing way for emergency vehicles (New),Rs.10000

•Driving without insurance,From Rs.1000 to Rs.2000

•Offences by Juveniles (New),Guardian/ owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with three years imprisonment. For juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled

•Power of Officers to impound documents,Suspension of driving licences u/S 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E

•Offences committed by enforcing authorities,Twice the penalty under the relevant section.