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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Penalties / Fine under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill - 2016

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016 that provides for the imposition of hefty penalties. Higher fine for traffic violations, punitive actions for services delay are the specialities of the bill. The Union Cabinet Ministers have approved the amendments to the bill on March 31, 2017, and on April 10, 2017, the bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.

Proposed Amendments in Various Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill - 2016 are as follows
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 5,000
 179 Disobedience of orders of authorities Rs 500 Rs 2,000
 180 Unauthorized use of vehicles without license 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 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle
 184 Dangerous driving penalty Rs 1,000 Upto Rs 5,000
 185 Drunken driving Rs 2,000 Rs 10,000
 189 Speeding / Racing Rs 500 Rs 5,000
 192A Vehicle without permit Upto Rs 5,000 Upto Rs 10,000
 193 Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions) New Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000
 194 Overloading Rs 2000 andRs 1000 per extra tonne Rs 20,000 and Rs 2000 per extra tonne
 194A Overloading of passengers Rs 1000 per extra passenger
 194B Seat belt Rs 100 Rs 1000
 194C Overloading of two wheelers Rs 100 Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence
 194D Helmets Rs 100 Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence
 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 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
 210B Offences committed by enforcing authorities Twice the penalty under the relevant section

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