OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MVA), Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMV), Chandigarh Motor Vehicles Rules and the Rules of Road Regulations, 1989 (RRR) are the legal instruments for the conduct of road traffic in India.

 

OFFENCES RELATED TO DOCUMENTS

Sr. No.

OFFENCE

PENALTY

1

Driving without valid license

Rs. 500/- and/or imprisonment (3months)

2

Not carrying licence while driving

Rs. 100/-

3

A person driving someone else's vehicle without licence

Rs. 1000/- and/or imprisonment (3 Months)

4

Driving without valid permit

Rs. 5000/- (not less than Rs. 2000/-)

                                   

                                    OFFENCES RELATED TO DRIVING

1

Over speeding

Rs. 400/-

2

Dangerous/reckless driving

Rs.1000/-and /or imprisonment (6months)

3

Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs

Rs.2000/-and /or imprisonment (6months)

4

Dangerous lane cutting

Rs.100/-

5

Overtaking dangerously

Rs.100/-

6

Jumping signal

Rs.100/-

7

Driving on footpath

Rs.100/-

8

Stopping at pedestrian crossing

Rs.100/-

9

Crossing stop line

Rs.100/-

10

Parking violations

Rs.100/-

11

Improper use of headlights etc

Rs.100/-

 

Other Offences

1. Using private vehicle for commercial puropose Rs. 5000/- (not less than Rs.2000/-)

2. Overloading a goods vehicle. Rs.2000/- plus Rs.1000/- for every additonal ton.

3. Breach of permit conditions. Imprisonment and/or fine of Rs.5000/- (not less than Rs.2000/-)

4. Carrying goods in dangerous or hazardous manner. Imprisonment and/or fine of Rs.3000/-