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New Traffic Rules in Pune: List of Rules and Fines for Violations

Team AckoMar 7, 2024

Pune is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in India. Rapid growth brings more people to this city, and it, in a way, results in increased vehicles on roads. The result of it is traffic congestion and a rise in traffic violations. Authorities introduced new traffic rules and fines to solve this growing problem with the intention of discouraging violations of rules. Read ahead to learn about the Pune RTO fines, new traffic rules and violations.




Updated List of Traffic Violations and Fines in Pune

Driving/riding a vehicle in Pune requires you to follow traffic rules and regulations. The rules are in place for the safety of road users and smooth traffic flow across the city. However, with an increase in the number of vehicles, traffic violations have also gone up. To address that issue, the Indian government passed The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 on September 1, 2019. Some of the highlights of the new act are new rules, violations and increased traffic fines.

The authorities of Pune also implemented the new act as a measure to have better control over traffic movement and traffic violations in the city with the intent that the increase in traffic fines and stricter rules might discourage people from violating traffic rules.

The following table lists the updated Pune RTO fines and new traffic rules and violations in the city.

Traffic violation

Vehicle type

Penalty (in Rs.)

Driving or riding without a valid Driving Licence (DL)

All vehicles


Driving or riding without valid insurance

All vehicles

2,000 and/or imprisonment of 3 months (4,000 for repeat offence)

Driving or riding without valid registration

All vehicles

5,000 (10,000 for repeat offence)

Exceeding speed limit



Exceeding speed limit

Four-wheeler (LMV)


Exceeding speed limit

Other vehicles


Driving without wearing a seatbelt



Riding without a helmet (rider and pillion rider)


1,000 and/or DL disqualification 

Driving or riding a vehicle under the influence

All vehicles

10,000 and/or imprisonment of 6 months (15,000 and/or imprisonment of 2 years for repeat offence)

Not giving way to emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire engine, etc.)

All vehicles


Driving or riding when using a mobile phone

All vehicles


Riding with more than two people (triple riding)


2,000 and DL disqualification

Honking in silent zones

All vehicles

2,000 (4,000 for repeat offence)

Not obeying the instructions from authorities

All vehicles



Goods vehicle

20,000 and 2,000 per metric tonne

Unauthorised use of vehicle without valid licence

All vehicles

1,000 to 5,000

Speeding and racing

All vehicles

5,000 and/or imprisonment of 3 months (10,000 and/or imprisonment of 1 year)

Juvenile driving or riding a vehicle

All vehicles

25,000 and 3 years of imprisonment, RC cancellation for a year, juvenile is not eligible for a DL until the age of 25 

Driving or riding a vehicle despite disqualification

All vehicles


Violation related to road regulations

All vehicles

500 to 1,000

Violation related to red light or traffic signal

All vehicles

500 (1,500 for repeat offence)

Driving or riding in a physically/mentally unfit state

All vehicles

1,000 (2,000 for repeat offence)

New Traffic Rules in Pune

The new RTO fines in Pune and the updated traffic rules came into effect with the sole reason of discouraging traffic rule violations. The stricter rules, new violations and significant increase in fines can be helpful in making roads safer for all road users. In the following sections, we throw light on important traffic rules for vehicle owners/drivers in Pune.

Traffic rules for four-wheeler drivers in Pune

  • Always wear a seatbelt while driving the vehicle. The same rule applies to passengers as it is a crucial safety feature that can save your life in an accident. Flouting this rule can result in a challan in Pune.

  • Never use mobile phones while driving a vehicle in Pune. It causes distraction and may lead to an accident. Ignoring this rule may result in you shelling out to pay traffic fines.

  • Do not drive a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating substances. Doing so may lead to a severe accident causing fatalities. It is a serious offence, and violating this rule can result in harsh penalties.

  • Do not drive the vehicle over the speed limit, as it may result in you losing control of the vehicle, leading to an accident. Driving at an excessive speed can result in hefty traffic fines in Pune.

  • Keep all the mandatory documents handy when driving a vehicle. The authorities may stop you for a general inspection and may verify the documents. Failing to produce the documents can get you a traffic challan.

Traffic rules for two-wheeler riders in Mumbai

  • Always wear a helmet while riding a two-wheeler. The rule is meant for the safety of riders as it can protect you from head injuries in the event of a crash. Violating this rule can attract hefty traffic fines in Pune.

  • Never ride a two-wheeler with more than two people, including the rider. Overloading a two-wheeler can hamper your ability to control it, leading to a crash. Violating this rule can attract harsh penalties in Pune.

  • Never be involved in road racing, overspeeding or aggressive riding. It can be dangerous to you as well as other road users. Flouting this rule can result in heavy traffic fines.

  • Do not use mobile phones while riding the two-wheeler. It can be dangerous as the chances of losing control of the vehicle are high. It is a severe offence and can attract traffic fines in Pune.

  • Keep all vehicle and driver-related documents handy while riding a two-wheeler. You can be stopped by the authorities for a random general inspection and asked for the documents. Failure to provide the documents can also lead to traffic fines.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are a few commonly asked questions and their answers related to Pune RTO fines, traffic rules and violations.


How to check traffic fines in Pune?

You can visit the Maharashtra E-Challan portal to check the traffic penalties in Pune. You must enter your vehicle number and the last four digits of the chassis/engine number to check the pending fines.

What happens if I do not pay traffic fines in Pune within the due date?

If you do not clear traffic fines within the due date, a traffic police officer will visit your address to collect the fine amount. If you are unavailable or do not pay the fine, you will receive a court summons. If that happens, you must appear before the court and clear the dues. If you do not attend the court, the concerned authorities can impound your vehicle or suspend the DL.

Is it mandatory to carry a PUC certificate while driving a vehicle in Pune?

It is mandatory to carry a PUC certificate while driving a vehicle. You can face traffic fines if you drive/ride a vehicle without this document.

Can I drive an unregistered vehicle in Pune?

Driving an unregistered vehicle in public is an offence. You can only drive a vehicle after it is registered with the respective RTO.

What is the penalty for pillion riders not wearing a helmet in Pune?

You must pay a traffic fine of Rs. 1,000 if the pillion rider is not wearing a helmet while riding.

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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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