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Updated on Sep 30, 2022
We all know that to be able to drive safely and without hassle, one needs to follow traffic rules in India. We also know that in case of violation of traffic rules, one has to pay penalty.
In this blog, we will analyze the importance of the traffic rules, why they are made obligatory, and discuss the updated list of new traffic rules in India.
Traffic rules are intended and made obligatory to protect the vehicle drivers on the roads and to safeguard the citizens of the country. Each and every country has their set of traffic rules and regulations that the citizens are expected to abide by. These rules are so designed to ensure smooth transport system within the country. That is the reason these important rules are made obligatory for the citizens.
It is important to abide by the rules and regulation of traffic in India to enjoy hassle-free drive in your car/bike. There are certain guidelines set by the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 for all vehicles that ply on the Indian roads. These rules are likely to be maintained by everyone for their safety, and to maintain order in the country and on the roads. Further, it is also important to note that if any traffic rule is broken, there is heavy traffic fine in India that is levied on you. Also, violation of such rules can have your license cancelled, and might land you in jail.
Looking at the rising number of road accidents, certain changes were thought to be necessary in the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. The amended act was put into practice from September 1, 2019.
Here are the list of traffic rules that every person driving a car/bike needs to follow:
Not only this, violating this rule can have your vehicle RC terminated for a year. Moreover, in this case, the juvenile will not be allowed to have a learner’s license till he/she turns 25 year old.
Here is the list of traffic fines in India levied on drivers for defying the new traffic rules:
|Rules Violated||Amount Fined|
|For Drunk Driving||Fine is Rs. 10,000|
|For Overcapacity of Pillion Riders||Fine is Rs. 2,000 + license scrapped for 3 months|
For Over speeding
|Fine is Rs. 1,000 for LMV|
|Fine is Rs. 2,000 for MMV|
|For Hazardous Driving||Fine is Rs. 5,000|
|For Driving Without your License||Fine is Rs. 5,000|
|For Driving Without Insurance||Fine is Rs. 2,000|
|For Jumping Signal||Fine is Rs. 1,000 + License scrapped for 3 months|
|For Riding Without Helmet||Fine is Rs. 1,000 + License scrapping for 3 months|
|For Riding Without Permit||Fine is up to Rs. 10,000|
|For Juvenile Driving||Fine is Rs. 25,000 + 3 years in jail for guardian|
Traffic rules are meant for the betterment of every citizen and for the safety of the people in general. They are not just imposed by the government to harass you but to save you from accidents and other harms. The traffic rules are made compulsory to ensure safety of the drivers and of everyone using the roads. So, it is important to follow the traffic rules to ensure safety while driving. Violation of traffic rules can get you into trouble.
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