UNDER THE NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ACT, THE UTTARAKHAND GOVERNMENT HAS REDUCED TRAFFIC VIOLATION PENALTIES.
New Motor Vehicles Act 2019 has been implemented in India. Following in the footsteps of the Gujarat government, the Uttarakhand government.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, has announced a reduction in fines under the New Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
Penalties under New Motor Vehicles Act 2019
The penalty for driving without a license has been reduced to Rs 2,500 under the reduced fine announcement, down from Rs 5,000.
This provision is under the amended New Motor Vehicle Act 2019.
Besides that, the fine for driving with an expired license has been reduced to Rs 5,000 from Rs 10,000.
Also, driving a vehicle that causes pollution carries a fine of Rs 10,000.
Whereas vehicles that cause noise or air pollution will fine for Rs 2,500, with a second-time penalty of Rs 45,000.
The penalty for failing to provide a route for emergency vehicles has been reduced to Rs 5,000, down from Rs 10,000.
this is under the New Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
Overloading a vehicle has become punishable by a fine of Rs Rs 2,000 for a Light Motor Vehicle. Also, Rs 5,000 for a Medium passenger vehicle, with a fine of Rs Rs 2,000 per extra tonne.
The current Motor Vehicle Act punishes overloading by a fine of Rs 20,000.
Also a fine of Rs 2,000 per extra tonne for overloading.
Besides this, the punishment for making illegal modifications to vehicles is Rs 50,000. whereas the penalty for overspeeding is Rs 2,000.The fine for talking on a cell phone while driving is Rs 5,000 in the state.
On September 1, 2019, the amended New Motor Vehicles Act came into with the aim of instilling good driving habits, reducing traffic violations, and instilling a fear of the law.
Further, Several state governments chose to either not enforce the law or to reduce the penalties by as much as 90 percent.
Some states have expressed their opposition to the Centre’s decision. These states are Gujarat, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal among others.
Gujarat’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, has announced that fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act will be reduced.
The penalty for not wearing a helmet in Gujarat is Rs 500 under the lowered fine declares by the Gujarat government as compared to Rs 1,000 under the Motor Vehicle Act.
In Gujarat, the fine for not wearing a seat belt reduces to Rs 500, down from Rs 1,000 under New Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
Moreover, driving a vehicle without a valid driver’s license will result in a fine of Rs 2,000 for two-wheelers and Rs 3,000 for the others.
Furthermore, the fine in other parts of India will be Rs 5,000.