Traffic Rules and Traffic Violations in Delhi

Road rage is one of the main causes of accidents and undue trauma in our country today, and traffic police across the country are doing their best to combat this situation. With faith in the law – abiding citizens of the country, a great deal can be done towards the right direction of safety and well – being of the general public.

Knowledge of the important traffic rules and regulations is the responsibility of every citizen, regardless of whether they are in the driver’s seat or not. As the capital city of India, Delhi has numerous traffic rules and regulations in place to help combat the chronic traffic problem that prevails in the city, and it is our responsibility to adhere to these rules wholeheartedly.

Here are some of the most serious penalties that you should know about:

Driving Without Seat Belt

One of the primary safety precautions that must be taken whenever travelling in a car, the Delhi traffic rules stipulate a fine of Rs. 100, with the subsequent amount going up to Rs. 300 for this offence.

Driving Without Helmet

Those riding two wheelers must always wear their helmets, for their own safety more than anything else. Those who fail to do so in Delhi face a fine of Rs. 100, which subsequently goes up to Rs. 300.

Driving Without A License

A serious offence, this leads to a fine of Rs. 500 as stipulated by the traffic rules of Delhi.

Driving While Intoxicated

The standard rule of driving is known to be to not drink and drive, and those who fail to follow this rule face a court appearance, as the Delhi traffic police realize the seriousness of such a violation.

Driving While Talking On The Phone

A fine of Rs. 1,000, with subsequent fines doubling in amount, awaits those who fail to pay heed to this primary safety precaution, that everyone must be aware of.

All the fines are currently under question, as a new bill that is being debated has proposed increase in the amount of fines collected by almost ten times for every offence.

The current list of fines for the various offences in Delhi is as follows:

S.No.OffenceFine AmountSubsequent (Repeated Offences) Fine Amount
1One-way violation/Driving against the flow of traffic100/-& 184 MV Act 1000/-300/- & 2000
2Giving alms to beggars or buying articles from hackers/vendors at intersection100/-300/-
3Smoking in the vehicle100/-300/-
4Using horn in “NO HONKING ZONE”100/-300/-
5Use of coloured light on motor100/-300/-
6Vehicle giving out excessive smoke100/-300/-
7Use of tinted glass in the car100/-300/-
8Driving a vehicle without a working viper100/-300/-
9Use of DVD screen in private cars100/-300/-
10Driving without light after sunset100/-300/-
11Using high beam100/-300/-
12Violation of traffic signal100/-300/-
13Violation of mandatory road signs100/-300/-
14Driving without horn100/-300/-
15Obstructive/Improper parking where police direction is indicated through a sign board of “No Parking”100/-300/-
16Obstructive driving (Driving with an Extra Passenger on Driver Seat)100/-300/-
17Triple riding on two wheeler100/-300/-
18Driver/Pillion rider without helmet100/-300/-
19Not using seat belts100/-300/-
20Not displaying number Plate/Defective number plate/Fancy number plate100/-300/-
21Permit holder/driver of contact carriage refuses to carry passengersTo courtto court
22To drive a vehicle without license500/--
23Allowing unauthorized person to drive vehicle1000/--
24Driving a vehicle without registration5000/-10000/-
25Driving a vehicle without valid permitTo courtTo court
26Driving a vehicle without insuranceTo courtTo court
27Violation of directions of a police officer and misbehaviour with a police officer500/--
28Driving above the speed limit400/-1000/-
29Driving dangerously1000/-2000/-
30Using mobile while driving a vehicle1000/-2000/-
31Drive a vehicle after consuming intoxicants substances(narco-drugs), alcohol(violation of blood alcohol concentration over 3MG./100ML)etc.To courtTo court
32Racing and over speeding (two wheelers)500/--
33Air/noise pollution1000/-2000

For those who are found with their vehicles parked in illegal zones, the towing charges are as follows.

S.No.Vehicle CategoryCharges
1Two Wheeler/TSR100/-
2Car/Jeep/Van200/-
3Empty Truck (lifted or towed)300/-
4Load Truck (Towed)400/-
5Empty Medium/Light Motor Vehicle (lifted or towed)300/-
6Loaded Medium/Light Motor Vehicle (towed)400/-
7Bus400/-

Rules that should be obeyed while driving a four-wheeler in Delhi:

  1. Do not drink and drive. Drunken driving is a dangerous situation, regardless of the fines it attracts. Numerous fatalities that could have easily been avoided have been recorded due to this act, and participating in it is extremely dangerous and irresponsible for any citizen.
  2. Carry all your documents. Driving an unregistered vehicle calls for a hefty fine, and you can be booked for this even if your vehicle is registered, if you do not have adequate proof. Keep all required documents with you at all times, and produce them whenever asked.
  3. Do not use your mobile while driving; it is not just a slight distraction, but can lead to possibly fatal consequences.
  4. Follow lane discipline and do not cut signals. A vast majority of traffic congestions can be reduced if the citizens follow the rules and signals in place properly.
  5. Wear your seat belt and do not park in non-demarcated zones.

Rules that should be obeyed while driving a two wheeler in Delhi:

  1. Carry all your documents. Driving an unregistered vehicle calls for a hefty fine, and you can be booked for this even if your vehicle is registered, if you do not have adequate proof. Keep all required documents with you at all times, and produce them whenever asked.
  2. Do not over speed or go drag racing, this can lead to fatal situations that could have easily been avoided.
  3. Follow lane discipline and do not cut signals. A vast majority of traffic congestions can be reduced if the citizens follow the rules and signals in place properly.
  4. Wear your helmet at all times, and do not take more than one passenger at a time on your vehicle.
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