new motor vehicle act got being implemented across the country from today ie 1st September 2019. Under this, the crime has been increased to 5 times on many mistakes, 10 times in some cases and 30 times in many cases.
For example, you will have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 for driving without a license, which till now was only Rs 500. Apart from this, the police will charge you up to Rs 10,000 as challan for driving drunk, but the fine was only Rs 2,000 till now.
Normal challan : First Rs 100, now Rs 500.
Non-wearing of helmet: Earlier penalty of Rs 100 was imposed, now license suspended for three months with fine of Rs 1,000.
Driving without a license: First just 500 rupees, now fine up to 5,000 rupees.
Overloading on two-wheeler: First Rs 100, now fine Rs 2 thousand and / or license suspended for 3 months.
On not wearing seat belt: Earlier Rs 100 used to be fine, now it will be Rs 1,000.
Talk on phone while driving: First 1 thousand, now a fine of 5 thousand rupees.
Over speed: First 400 rupees, now for the first time, a fine of 1-2 thousand rupees on light trains and 2-4 thousand rupees on medium passenger or commercial vehicles. License forfeited for a second time.
Dangerous driving: First time 6 months to 1 year in jail and / or fine up to 1-5 thousand rupees. Second time up to 2 years in jail and / or fine of 10 thousand rupees.
Drunk driving: Prison for up to 6 months and / or a fine of Rs 10,000 for the first mistake. Jail up to 2 years and / or a fine of Rs 15,000 for the second time.
Racing and Speeding: Jail up to 1 month and / or fine of Rs 5000 for the first time. Second jail for up to 1 month and / or fine of up to 10 thousand rupees.
On driving without insurance: The first mistake is a fine of Rs 2,000 and / or up to 3 months in jail. A second fine of Rs 4 thousand and / or imprisonment for 3 months.
On not giving way to vehicles engaged in emergency services : Earlier there was no provision, but now a fine of Rs 10,000 or jail term of up to 6 months or both can be.
Accident-related offenses: First-time imprisonment for 6 months and/or fine of Rs. 5000. Jail up to 1 year for the second time and / or a fine of up to 10 thousand rupees.
On driving of minors: Earlier there was no law regarding accidents during the driving of minors. Now the parent / vehicle owner of the child will be held guilty. He will face a fine of 25 thousand rupees and three years in jail. Also, vehicle registration will be canceled for one year. The minor will not be given a driving license before the age of 25.