Now Face Imprisonment For 6 Months For Rash and Drunken Driving, Check Out The New Traffic Rules

The Union Government has passed the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill of 2019 which has drastic changes with regards to the fine for penalties and violations.

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In order to tighten road traffic regulations, the Union Government has passed the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill of 2019 which has drastic changes with regards to the fine for penalties and violations. The move will soon be implemented in Mumbai as well. Check out the comparison between the old and the new regulations to save yourself from paying hefty fines: 

Violation New PenaltyOld Penalty 
violation of licence conditions₹25,000 - ₹1 lakhNA
overloading ₹20,000 and ₹2000 per extra tonne₹2000 and ₹1000 per extra tonne 
offences by juvenile ₹25,000 with 3 years jail and the juvenile will be ineligible to get a license till 25 years of age NA
not giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulance ₹10,000 NA
Drunken driving ₹10,000 and/or 6 months in prison; ₹15,000 and/or 2 years jail for a subsequent offence₹2,000
Vehicle without permit₹10,000 and/or 6 months in jail₹5,000 
driving without license ₹5,000 ₹500
overloading of 2 wheelers ₹2,000; license disqualification for 3 months₹100
no seat belt ₹1000₹100

Do you think that these new fines are justified or are they little too harsh? Let us know through your tweets and comments. 

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