Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 passed: Check out complete list of penalties

Stricter provisions are being proposed in respect of offences like juvenile driving, drunken driving, driving without licence, dangerous driving, over-speeding, overloading etc.

Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 passed: Check out complete list of penalties

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha has cleared the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that aims to improve road safety, facilitate citizens in their dealings with transport departments, strengthen rural transport, public transport and last mile connectivity through automation, computerization and online services.

In the area of road safety, the Bill proposes to increase penalties to act as deterrent against traffic violations. Stricter provisions are being proposed in respect of offences like juvenile driving, drunken driving, driving without licence, dangerous driving, over-speeding, overloading etc.  Stricter provisions for helmets have been introduced along with provisions for electronic detection of violations.  Penalty regarding motor vehicles is to be increased by 10 % every year.

The new Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 has revised traffic rule penalties. Here are the proposed amendments in various penalties under Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill – 2019

Section
 

Old Provision / Penalty

New Proposed Provision / Minimum Penalties

177

General

Rs 100

Rs 500

New 177A

Rules of road regulation violation

Rs 100

Rs 500

178

Travel without ticket

RS 200

Rs 500

179

Disobedience of orders of authorities

Rs 500

Rs 2000

180

Unautorized use of vehicles without licence

Rs 1000

Rs 5000

181

Driving without licence

Rs 500

Rs 5000

182

Driving despite disqualification

Rs 500

Rs 10,000

182 B

Oversize vehicles

New

Rs 5000

183

Over speeding

Rs 400

Rs 1000 for LMV

Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle

184

Dangerous driving penalty

Rs 1000

Upto Rs 5000

185

Drunken driving

Rs 2000

Rs 10,000

189

Speeding / Racing

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

192 A

Vehicle without permit

upto Rs 5000

Upto Rs 10,000

193

Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)

New

Rs 25,000 to

Rs 1,00,000

194

Overloading

Rs 2000 and

Rs 1000 per extra tonne

Rs 20,000 and

Rs 2000 per extra tonne

194 A

Overloading of passengers

 

Rs 1000 per extra passenger

194 B

Seat belt

Rs 100

Rs 1000

194 C

Overloading of two wheelers

Rs 100

Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence

194 D

Helmets

Rs 100

Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence

194 E

Not providing way for emergency vehicles

New

Rs 10,000

196

Driving Without Insurance

RS 1000

Rs 2000

199

Offences by Juveniles

New

Guardian
/ owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 yrs
imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of
Motor Vehicle to be cancelled

206

Power of Officers to impound documents

 

Suspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E

210 B

Offences committed by enforcing authorities

 

Twice the penalty under the relevant section

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is based on the recommendations of the Group of Transport Ministers (GoM) of States constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

The Bill has been passed with three government amendments and will need to go back to Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha had already passed the Bill on the 23rd of July 2019.

 

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