The traffic rules in Hyderabad are strict. Authorities are putting their best foot forward in terms of creating the most safest possible on-road environment.

As a responsible Indian citizen, it is important to know the traffic rules and the penalties associated with traffic violations. So if you live in Hyderabad, Telangana, get ready to learn these basic traffic rules and regulations, and how much you could be penalized for breaking them.

List of Traffic Police Fines for Violations in India – 2019 Updated List

Traffic rules have been made stringent with a sharp increase in fines along with the change in imprisonment or jail terms for violations of traffic rules. The new traffic rules in India are in accordance with the New Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 and below is the list of violations, and their corresponding penalties and imprisonment terms.

OffenceNew PenaltyOld Penalty
GeneralFirst-Time Offence: Rs.500

Second-Time Offence: Rs.1,500
First-Time Offence: Rs.100

Second-Time Offence: Rs.300
Violation of Road RulesRs.500 to Rs.1,000Nil
Disobeying orders from the Authorities and Refusing to Share InformationRs.2,000Rs.500
Driving an Unauthorised Vehicle without LicenseRs.5,000Rs.1,000
Driving Without LicenseRs.5,000Rs.500
Driving Regardless of DisqualificationRs.10,000Rs.500
Over-SpeedingLight Motor Vehicle:
Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000

Medium Passenger or Goods Vehicle:
Rs.2,000 to Rs.4,000 and impounding of DL for the Subsequent or Second-Time Offence.
Dangerous / Rash DrivingFirst-Time Offence: Imprisonment of 6 Months to 1 Year and/or Fine of Rs.1,000 to Rs.5,000

Second-Time Offence: Imprisonment of up to 2 years and/or Fine up to Rs.10,000.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Intoxicating SubstanceFirst-Time Offence: Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.

Second-Time Offence: Rs.15,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 2 years
Driving Uninsured VehicleFirst-Time Offence: Rs.2,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Second-Time Offence: Rs.4,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Rs.1,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Not Wearing SeatbeltRs.1,000Rs.100
Not Wearing HelmetRs.1,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 monthsRs.100
Not Providing Way for Emergency VehiclesRs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of 6 monthsNil
Offences by JuvenilesRs.25,000 with Imprisonment of 3 years for which the Guardian / Owner shall be deemed to be guilty.Nil

Check: Complete List of Traffic Violations and Fines – Effective from September 2019

Safety Rules for Two-Wheeler Drivers:

Wear Helmets

Wearing helmets can save your life and the lives of people travelling with you. Majority of motorcycle accidents claim lives of people who do not wear helmets.

Do Not Overload

Loading more weight than allowed is an offence and can be dangerous.

Use Indicators

Using indicators to show the direction in which you want to turn. This is highly helpful for the person driving behind you. Using indicators reduce the chances of crashes and accidents.

Refrain From Overtaking Cars

While overtaking might be necessary in some cases, a wrong move can attribute to permanent injuries and even death.

Safety Rules for Four-Wheeler Drivers:

Follow Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are meant to be very time efficient, therefore jumping a red light can cause accidents of worrying nature.

Refrain From Using Mobile Phones

Using a mobile phone while driving is an offence. The distraction can cause serious accidents.

Carry Your Documents

Carrying documents is very important. Not only does it prevent violations but also provides important information to the police in case of accidents.

Seat Belts Should Be Put On

Seat belts are a must. Because more than one lives are at stake.

Drive Slowly

Make it a habit to drive slowly near school, gardens, public places and more.

 The Penalty Point System in Telangana

The government of Telangana has come up with a point system to reduce traffic violations. If an individual exceeds more than 12 points in two years, then the government has the right to cancel his/her driving license for one year.

In case of repeated offences, the government has a right to cancel the licence for two years. Also individuals with learning license should not get more than 5 points, in such cases, they won’t be able to acquire the official license.

The points allotted for respective traffic violations are mentioned below:

  1. Not wearing helmet / seat belt: 1 point
  2. Driving vehicle without insurance / hazardous substances: 2 points
  3. Driving vehicle over-speed / wrong route: 2 points
  4. Drunken driving (two wheelers): 3 points
  5. Drunken driving (four wheelers): 4 points
  6. Drunk driving (Government vehicle): 5 points
  7. Car / Bike race: 3 points
  8. Driving without pollution certificate / parking on the highways: 2 points
  9. If cases are filed under IPC 279, 336, 337, 338 sections: 2 points
  10. If cases are filed under 304 (A), 304 (II): 5 points
  11. Chain snatching and other crimes while driving: 5 points

How to pay Challan for Traffic Penalties in Hyderabad?

Challan is a traffic ticket issued by Hyderabad traffic police. Here is how to track your challan and for pay fines:

To check your challan status:

Go to the official website. and provide the required details.

To make payment for your challan

To pay the challan online just click on this link: and provide the required details. You can also visit your nearest RTO or traffic police office to pay the challan.

News for Hyderabad Traffic Rules:

Traffic Awareness App Launched in Hyderabad

– January 21, 2021

There’s a new mobile application in town concerning traffic awareness. It goes by the name ‘T-20 Traffic Awareness Test’. This app was launched in Hyderabad to educate people about road accidents and traffic rules in the state. Such an initiative is in sync with the National Road Safety Month’s ethos. The National Road Safety Month begins on 18 January 2021 and lasts till 17 February 2021.  

People can access the app to take a multiple-choice test. The participants have to score 18 out of 20 to win the (T-20 Cup) test. The questions are about traffic rules and regulations that need to be followed by people above 18 years of age. The app tests people’s knowledge about traffic rules. The questions are available in two languages, English and Telugu. This app will soon available on Google Play Store as well as Apple App store.

Hyderabad Traffic Cops Organize Road Safety Awareness Program for Students

– November 20, 2019

To spread road safety and traffic rules among school students, Hyderabad traffic cops organized a traffic awareness program at the St. Paul’s High School. So far, they have covered over 200 schools and more than 1 lakh children. The Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police, who was the chief guest of the event, said that children are the future of the country should cultivate the responsibility of the growth of the society. He added that students should insist that their parents should wear helmets while riding and seat belts while driving. Also, he requested that school teachers and principals should educate children about road safety and traffic rules.

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