Breaking the traffic rules can now put you in more trouble now in India. In the meeting of the Union Cabinet, directed by newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi, signed and approved the draft of the Motor Vehicles Amendment bill on 24th June 2019. Under this act, there has been a stipulation of heavy penalties for violation of traffic rules. The amended bill provides for penalty up to 10 times and punishment for prison. At the same time, it will also be ensured that there will be strict action on people who violate the traffic rules and escape.
According to the different media sources, in this new bill passed, there is a provision for a fine on driving without driving license, rash driving, drinking alcohol, overspeeding and for people who are below the age of 18 years. The provisions of the bill have been based on the recommendations of the Transport Ministers of 18 states of India. The same recommendations are also examined by the Standing Committee of Parliament. There is a provision of penalty up to Rs 10,000 for not giving way to emergency vehicles in the bill.
For over-speeding 1000 to 2000 can be fined. Driving a vehicle with no vehicle policy will result in Rs 2000 fine. The license of an individual will be suspended for 3 months if he/she is caught without a helmet. Besides, if a minor gets caught while driving, the vehicle owner and guardian will be made guilty. There will be a penalty of 3 years and a penalty of 25 thousand rupees, and the registration of the vehicle will also be canceled. A fine of 5000 rupees will be imposed if found talking on the phone while driving.
If an individual is caught breaking traffic rules, then the penalty will be Rs 500. Not only this, if the person will not follow the orders of the officer in charge, then instead of 500 rupees the person will have to pay a penalty of Rs. 2000. Apart from this, the unauthorized use of the carriage also has a penalty of 5,000 rupees. Not only that, taxi firms such as Ola, Uber, if found violating the rules of driving, they will have to pay a fine of up to Rs one lakh.
The traffic rules and penalties are made much stronger in order to minimize road accidents occurring every day. Hundreds of people die every day on the Indian roads just because of the stupidity shown by people.