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Lok Sabha passes bill to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1988

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The Lok Sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill that will change various statutes and clauses of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The bill proposes changes include stricter fines and penalties including community service as punishment, a driver refresher training course for those whose licenses lapse, a change in how long a license is valid, a clause that protects good Samaritans, liability of a contractor in case of a faulty road and lots more.

Here's the list of proposed changes to penalties for road traffic violations:

Section

Old Provision | Penalty

New Provision | Minimum Penalties

177 | General

Rs 100

Rs 500

New 177A | Rules of Road Regulation

Rs 100

Rs 500

178 | Travelling without ticket

Rs 200

Rs 500

179 | Disobedience of orders of authorities

Rs 500

Rs 2,000

180 | Unauthorised use of vehicles without licence

Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000

181 | Driving without licence

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

182 | Driving despite disqualification

Rs 500

Rs 10,000

182B | Oversize vehicles

New

Rs 5,000

183 | Over speeding

Rs 400

Rs 1,000 for Light Motor Vehicle

Rs 2,000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle, Medium Goods Vehicle, Heavy Good Vehicle and Heavy Passenger Vehicle

184 | Dangerous driving penalty

Rs 1,000

Up to Rs 5,000

185 | Drunken driving

Rs 2,000

Rs 10,000

189 | Speeding/racing

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

192A | Vehicle without permit

Up to Rs 5,000

Up to Rs 10,000

193 Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)

New

Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000

194 | Overloading

Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne

Rs 20,000 and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne

194A | Overloading of passengers

New

Rs 200 per extra passenger

194B | Not wearing seat belt

Rs 100

Rs 1,000

194C | Overloading of two wheelers

Rs 100

Rs 1,000 + Disqualification of licence for 3 months

194D | Not wearing helmet

Rs 1000

Rs 1,000 + Disqualification of licence for 3 months

194E | Not providing way for emergency  vehicles

New

Rs 10,000

196 | Driving without insurance

Rs 1,000

Rs 2,000

199 | Offences by juveniles

New

Guardian/owner shall be deemed guilty + Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment + Juvenile to be tried under Juvenile Justice Act + Registration of vehicle to be cancelled

206 | Power of officers to impound documents

New

Suspension of driving licences under sections 183, 185, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D or 194E

210B | Offences committed by enforcing authorities

New

Twice the penalty under the relevant section

 

 

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