Traffic Rules and Traffic Violations

When it comes to safety on roads, India’s record is the most disappointing. A study states that 5 lakh road accidents are reported in the country every year and around 1.5 lakhs people die in such road accidents.

Some reasons which have lead to more accidents on Indian roads are:

  • Acute lack of traffic sense
  • Lack of knowledge of traffic rules – One of the most common reasons
  • Increasing population of vehicles

To make sure people abide by the rules, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Sri. Nitin Gadkari introduced the Motor Vehicles Bill in the year 2016 and was successfully passed in the Lok Sabha. Some of the highlights of the bills are:

  1. Driving without Seatbelt – Fine has increased from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1000
  2. Driving without a Valid License – Proposed fine of Rs. 5000 and/or imprisonment for up to 3 months
  3. Vehicle without RC Book (Registration Certificate) – Rs. 2000
  4. Over speeding – Proposed fine of Rs. 1000 for Light Motor Vehicle and Rs. 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicles.
  5. Driving under influence of Alcohol – Fine has increased from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10,000