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Bangalore Traffic Fines & Rules: List of Traffic Fines & Rules in Bangalore

Team AckoJan 25, 2023

Bangalore is one of the busiest cities in India. With the rapid development of the Information Technology (IT) industry, the city attracts people from all over the country. The result of it is more people and more vehicles on the road. It has also led to an increased traffic congestion and a huge number of traffic violations. To curb that, the Karnataka government introduced the new traffic rules in Bangalore. Read on to learn more about the updated Bangalore traffic fines, rules and violations.

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Updated List of Traffic Violations and Fines in Bangalore

Vehicle owners/drivers in Bangalore should abide by the traffic rules and regulations for the smooth movement of traffic and the safety of road users. To reduce traffic violations across the country, the government passed The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act which came into effect on September 1, 2019. The same rules came into effect in Bangalore on September 3, 2019.

The highlight of the new traffic rules and violations was the increased fines for various traffic offences. Hence, Bangalore traffic fines went up by a significant margin. However, the Government of Karnataka made a few changes to the penalty structure, which came into effect on September 21, 2019. The following table will provide more details about the updated traffic fines in Bangalore.

Traffic violation

Vehicle type

Penalty (in Rs.)

Reckless or dangerous driving/riding

Two-wheeler/four-wheeler

1,000

Riding/driving without a valid Driving Licence (DL)

Two-wheeler/three-wheeler

1,000

Driving without a valid DL

Four-wheeler (LMV)

2,000

Driving without a valid DL

Other vehicles

5,000

Overspeeding

Two-wheeler/three-wheeler/LMV

1,000

Overspeeding

LGV/HGV/Other vehicles

2,000

Drink and drive offence

All vehicles

Court fine

Riding without valid insurance

Two-wheeler/three-wheeler

1,000

Driving without valid insurance

Four-wheeler (LMV)

2,000

Driving without valid insurance

LGV/Other vehicles

4,000

Driving/riding a vehicle without registration

All vehicles

Court fine

Driving without wearing a seatbelt

Four-wheeler

500

Using mobile phone while driving/riding

All vehicles

1,000

Overloading of two-wheeler (triple riding)

Two-wheeler

500

Riding without wearing a helmet (rider/pillion rider)

Two-wheeler

500

Racing on public roads

All vehicles

5,000

Driving during disqualification

All vehicles

10,000

Offence related to air/noise pollution

Two-wheeler/three-wheeler/four-wheeler/HTV/carriage

1,000

Minor driving/riding a vehicle

All vehicles

5,000

Misbehaving with traffic police officer

All vehicles

2,000

Jumping traffic signal

All vehicles

500

No following lane discipline

All vehicles

500

Parking in no-parking zone

All vehicles

1,000

Driving/riding without number plate

All vehicles

500

Driving/riding when physically/mentally unfit

All vehicles

1,000

Not obeying/obstructing the instructions from traffic police

All vehicles

1,000

Offence related to stop line

All vehicles

1,000

One way offence

All vehicles

500

Honking in silence zones

Two-wheeler/three-wheeler

500

Honking in silence zones

Four-wheeler/other vehicles

1,000

Jaywalking

Pedestrian

Court fine

Driving without a valid permit

All vehicles

Court fine

Offence related to alteration of vehicle

All vehicles

Court fine

Driving/riding without emission certificate

All vehicles

Court fine

Obstructing emergency vehicles (Ambulance, fire engine, police vehicle, etc.)

All vehicles

1,000

New Traffic Rules in Bangalore

This section highlights the new traffic rules in Bangalore, which came into effect to make roads safer and enable smooth traffic movement. All road users, including vehicle drivers and pedestrians, must follow these rules to abide by the law for the safety of themselves and other road users and contribute towards a smooth traffic flow. The following sections highlight the important traffic rules and violations in Bangalore.

Traffic rules for four-wheeler drivers in Bangalore

  • Never drive under the influence of intoxicating substances such as alcohol, drugs, etc. It can be dangerous, leading to severe accidents and fatalities. 

  • You should wear a seatbelt while driving a four-wheeler. Apart from the driver, passengers should also follow this rule. It is a crucial safety feature that can save you in case of an accident. Not wearing a seatbelt will incur traffic challan in Bengaluru.

  • Do not use a mobile phone while driving. It can lead to distraction and can cause accidents. It is one of the most common reasons for accidents on roads. Not following this traffic rule can attract Bangalore traffic fines.

  • Follow lane discipline while driving, especially on highways. Avoid sudden changes of lanes without indication, and do not drive in a zig-zag pattern.

  • Always obey traffic signal rules, never jump a red light, do stop your vehicle at the stop line and reduce your vehicle speed while approaching a traffic signal. Disobeying traffic signal rules may result in Bangalore traffic fines.

  • Cooperate with the Traffic Police Department official during an inspection. Produce all driver and vehicle-related documents when asked for. 

Traffic rules for two-wheeler riders in Bangalore

  • One of the most important traffic rules in Bangalore for two-wheeler riders is wearing a helmet. Always wear a helmet when riding a bike/scooter/moped. The same rule applies to the pillion rider as well. It protects your head from injuries in case of an accident. Violation of this rule attracts Bangalore traffic fines.

  • Never overload your two-wheeler. In other words, do not ride with more than two people, including the rider. It is a serious traffic offence, and you can face harsh penalties.

  • Do not get involved in road racing, overspeeding or dangerous/reckless riding. It can lead to severe accidents. You may face hefty Bangalore traffic fines for such traffic offences.

  • Carry all vehicle and driver-related documents when riding your two-wheeler in Bangalore. Failing to produce the documents during a general inspection can attract fines.

  • Never allow an unauthorised person to ride your two-wheeler. It is a serious traffic offence, and the vehicle owner may face serious consequences, including heavy penalties.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Let’s look at some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers related to Bangalore traffic fines, traffic rules and violations.

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How can I check the traffic challan against my vehicle in Bangalore?

You can visit the e-Challan website to check and pay the traffic fines in Bangalore. Alternatively, you can also download the ACKO app to check the Bangalore traffic fine against your vehicle. Apart from that, you can also use the Karnataka One portal for the same.

Do passengers also need to wear seat belts in a car in Bangalore?

Yes, apart from the driver, passengers also need to wear seat belts when the car is on the move. Failing to do so may result in traffic fines in Bengaluru.

Do pillion riders also need to wear helmets while riding on a two-wheeler in Bengaluru?

Yes, the pillion riders also need to wear helmets while riding on a two-wheeler in Bangalore. It is for the safety of both the rider and the pillion rider. Violating this rule will result in hefty traffic fines.

What is the Bangalore traffic fine for driving a car without a Driving Licence?

If you are found driving a car without a valid DL, you have to shell out a penalty amount of Rs. 2,000 in Bangalore.

Do I need to carry all documents while riding my bike in Bangalore?

Yes, you should carry all the necessary documents (driver and vehicle-related) while riding your bike in Bengaluru. If you fail to produce any of the mandatory documents during a general inspection, you can attract traffic fines in Bangalore.

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Disclaimer: The information mentioned on this page is sourced from government websites and other platforms on the internet. They are subject to change depending on government notifications.

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