Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 comes into force

As many as 63 clauses of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, which correspond to increase in penalty/fine for traffic rule violation, has come into force.

Traffic violations would now attract a penalty of Rs 500 in place of Rs 100 earlier, while disobedience of orders of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs 2,000 in place of Rs 500 earlier.

Under the new rules Rs 10,000 fine will be levied for not giving way to emergency vehicles and Rs 10,000 for driving despite disqualification.

Aggregators violating driving licences will be fined up to Rs one lakh.

It also includes penalties in the range of Rs 1,000- 2,000 for over-speeding.

As per the Bill, driving without insurance will be punishable with Rs 2,000 fine, while driving without helmets will attract Rs 1,000 fine and 3-month suspension of licence.

Penalty for dangerous driving has been increased to Rs 5,000 from Rs 1,000, while drunken driving under will cost a fine of Rs 10,000. Guardian/owner will be deemed to be guilty in case of road offence by juveniles while registration of the vehicle will be cancelled.