Traffic Fines In Karnataka Likely To Slash Today

Karnataka Transport Minister & Deputy CM Laxman Savadi said on Saturday that the Karnataka government led by BJP has agreed to slash the traffic penalties under the new amendment motor vehicle act.

Mr. Savadi also informed that he has a copy of the revised traffic fines in Gujrat state.

Laxman Savadi also said that “We will look it on Monday morning & will take the final decision on the same day”.

The amendment to the motor vehicle act came into effect from 1st September 2019, midnight. Under this newly revised act, the traffic fines are increased by approximately 10x for driving errors.

Here is the new traffic penalties under motor amendment vehicle act, from 1st September 2019

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 Unauthorized use of vehicles without license Rs 1000 Rs 5000
181 Driving without license 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 license
194 D Helmets Rs 100 Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for license
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


New Traffic Penalties List Source – Press Information Bureau India