Traffic Rule Violation Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill – 2016

    Cabinet approves Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 Historical Step towards making roads safe and save lakhs of innocent lives

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. The Amendment aims to improve

    Every year 5 lakh road accidents are reported in the country in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Government is committed to reduce the accidents and fatalities by 50% in five years.

    The important provisions include increase in compensation for Hit & Run cases from Rs. 25000 to Rs. 2 lakhs. It also has provision for payment of compensation upto Rs 10 lakh in road accidents fatalities.

    The Bill also proposes insertion of 28 new sections. The amendments mainly focus on issues relating to improving road safety, citizens’ facilitation while dealing with the Transport Department. Strengthening rural transport, last mile connectivity and public transport, automation and computerization and enabling online services.

    Proposed Amendments in Various Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill – 2016

    Section   Old Provision / Penalty New Proposed Provision / Minimum Penalties
    177 General Rs 100 Rs 500
    New 177A Rules of road regulation violation Rs 100 Rs 500
    178 Travel without ticket RS 200 Rs 500
    179 Disobedience of orders of authorities Rs 500 Rs 2000
    180 Unautorized use of vehicles without licence Rs 1000 Rs 5000
    181 Driving without licence Rs 500 Rs 5000
    182 Driving despite disqualification Rs 500 Rs 10,000
    182 B Oversize vehicles New Rs 5000
    183 Over speeding Rs 400 Rs 1000 for LMV

    Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle

    184 Dangerous driving penalty Rs 1000 Upto Rs 5000
    185 Drunken driving Rs 2000 Rs 10,000
    189 Speeding / Racing Rs 500 Rs 5,000
    192 A Vehicle without permit upto Rs 5000 Upto Rs 10,000
    193 Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions) New Rs 25,000 to

    Rs 1,00,000

    194 Overloading Rs 2000 and

    Rs 1000 per extra tonne

    Rs 20,000 and

    Rs 2000 per extra tonne

    194 A Overloading of passengers Rs 1000 per extra passenger
    194 B Seat belt Rs 100 Rs 1000
    194 C Overloading of two wheelers Rs 100 Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence
    194 D Helmets Rs 100 Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence
    194 E Not providing way for emergency vehicles New Rs 10,000
    196 Driving Without Insurance RS 1000 Rs 2000
    199 Offences by Juveniles New Guardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled
    206 Power of Officers to impound documents Suspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D,194E
    210 B Offences committed by enforcing authorities Twice the penalty under the relevant section