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Traffic India

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The Indian Road rules, titled "Rules of the Road Regulation", were brought into effect since July, 1989. These rules are germane to the Indian drivers (all inclusive of two, three and four wheelers), while on the road to ensure an orderly traffic and a safer journey. Violation of these "Rules of Road Regulation" is a punishable transgression as per the city specific traffic police rules and the "Motor Vehicle Act". Enforcement of these traffic laws - rules, regulations and acts can bear out the road accidents. These laws are enforced by issuing challans in the name of the offenders and teaching them a lesson by making them pay penalties. An indicative list of the possible offences and their respective penalties is formulated below:

1. OFFENCES RELATED TO DOCUMENTS S.NO 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 OFFENCES Driving without a Valid License MAXIMUM PENALTY Rs. 500/- and /or imprisonment ( 3 months) SECTION 3 r/w 181 MVA 5 r/w 180 MVA 130(3) r/w 177 MVA 130 r/w 177 MVA 130 r/w 177 MVA 130 r/w 177 MVA 39 r/w192 MVA

Allowing vehicle to be driven by a Rs. 1000/- and/or person who does not possess a imprisonment ( 3 months) Valid License. Not carrying documents as required. Driving without Valid Insurance. Driving without Valid Permit. Driving without Valid Fitness. Vehicle without R.C. Rs. 100/Rs. 1000/- and/or imprisonment ( 3 months) Rs. 5000/- ( not less than Rs. 2000/-) Rs. 5000/- ( not less than Rs. 2000/-) Rs 2000/2. OFFENCES RELATED TO DRIVING

S.NO 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4 2.1.5 2.1.6 2.1.7 2.1.8 2.1.9

OFFENCES Driving by Minor .

MAXIMUM PENALTY Rs. 500/-

SECTION 4 r/w 181 MVA 5 r/w 180 MVA 129 r/w177 MVA 138(3) 177 MVA 184 MVA CMVR

Allowing Unauthorized person to Rs. 1000/drive . Driving without Helmet. Seat Belts not fastened. Rough/Rash/Negligent Driving . Dangerous or hasty Driving. Not Driving in Proper Lane. Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 1000/-

Rs.1000/and/or imprisonment 112-183 MVA ( 6 months) Court Challan 66 r/w 192 MVA 2 RRR r/w 177 MVA 17 (i) RRR 177 MVA

Driving in the center and not to left Rs.100/side. Driving against One Way. Rs.100/-

2.1.10 2.1.11

Reversing attention.

without due

careand

Rs. 100/-

MMVR 177 MVA 12 177 MVA 3 177 MVA 8 177 MVA 2 177 MVA 123-177 MVA 125-177 MVA 128/177 MVA RRR 177 MVA RRR 177 MVA

233 RRR

Taking U turn during outlawed Rs.100/hours. Failing to take precaution while Rs.100/taking a Turn. Failing to decelerate at intersection. Rs.100/Failing to carry on left of traffic Rs.100/island. Carrying persons on Footboard. Rs.100/Carrying persons causing hindrance Rs.100/to the driver. Trippling. Driving on Footpath. Rs. 100/Rs.100/-

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2.1.13 2.1.14 2.1.15 2.1.16 2.1.17 2.1.18 2.1.19 2.2 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.3 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.5 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.6 2.6.1 2.6.2 2.6.3 2.7 2.7.1

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Stopping at pedestrian crossing or Rs.100/crossing a Stop Line.

Road Marking Related Offences Violation of Yellow Line. Violation of Stop Line. Violation of Mandatory Signs . Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/119/177 MVA 113(1)/177 DMVR 119/177 MVA CMVR 177 MVA 105 (2) (ii)

Number Plate Related Offences Use of Offensive Number Plate for Rs.100/vehicle used in driving. Displaying 'Applied For'. Rs. 4500/-

39/192 MVA CMVR 177 MVA 112(G) 177 MVA 105 A (2) (ii) DMVR

Vehicle Light Related Offences Improper use of headlights/tail light Rs.100/for vehicle used in driving. Using High required. Beam where not Rs. 100/Horn Related Offences Driving without Horn. Improper horn usage while driving. Rs. 100/Rs.100/119(1)/177 CMVR CMVR 177 MVA 119 22(a) 177 MVA 119 r/w 177 MVA 239 22(a) 177 MVA 22(b) 239 177 MVA MMVR RRR 105 (2) (ii)

Traffic Police Related Offences Disobeying Traffic Police Officer in Rs. 100/uniform. Driving against Police Signal. Disobeying manual Traffic Signal. Rs. 100/Rs. 100/MVA RRR

Traffic Signal Related Offences Disobeying Board. Traffic signal / Sign Rs. 100/RRR MMVR

2.7.2 2.7.3 2.8 2.8.1 2.8.2 2.8.3 2.8.4 2.8.5 2.9 2.9.1 2.9.2 2.9.3 2.9.4 2.9.5 2.9.6 2.9.7 2.9.8 2.9.9

Failing to give Signal. Jumping Signal. Exceeding Limits. the prescribed Speed

Rs. 100/Rs.100/-

121 177 MVA 119/177 MVA

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Speed and Overtake Related Offences Up to Rs.1000/Rs.300/Rs.100/112-183 MVA 112/183(2) MVA 6 (a) RRR r/w 177 MVA 7 177 MVA RRR 6/1/177 MVA 132/179 MVA RRR

Abetment for Over Speeding . Overtaking perilously.

Failing to confer way to sanction Rs.100/Overtaking. Overtaking from Wrong Side . Disobeying Lawful Directions. Rs. 100/Other Offences Rs. 500/-

Rs.2000/Driving under influence of Alcohol / and/or imprisonment 185 MVA Drugs. ( 6 months) Using Mobile Phone while Driving. Leaving engine. vehicle in unoccupied Up to 1000/Rs.100/Rs.100/Rs. 1000/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/184 MVA 126-177 MVA 122 177 MVA 184 MVA 102/177 MVA 120/190(2)/177CMVR 186 MVA

Leaving vehicle in unsafe position. In case of a minor Accident. Playing music while Driving. Driving without Silencer.

Driving when mentally or physically Court Challan unfit.

3. OFFENCES RELATED TO TOWING OF VEHICLES S.NO 3.1 3.2 3.3 OFFENCES Two Wheeler. Car , Jeep, Taxi, Auto Rickshaw. Truck, Tanker, Trailor. MAXIMUM PENALTY Rs.100/Rs.200/Rs.600/SECTION RRR 177 MVA RRR 177 MVA RRR 177 MVA

4. OFFENCES RELATED TO POLLUTION S.NO 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 OFFENCES Smoking in Public Transport. Pollution Not Under Control. Fixing multi-toned/shrill horn. Blowing Pressure Horn. Silencer/muffler making noise. Smoky Exhaust. MAXIMUM PENALTY Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs.500/Rs. 100/Rs.500/Rs.500/SECTION 86(1)(5)/177 DMVR 99(1)(a)/177 DMVR 119 CMVR 190(2) MVA 96(1)/177 DMVR CMVR 120 190(2) MVA 115 CMVR 190(2) MVA

4.7

Using horn in Silence Zone.

Rs.100/-

21(ii) RRR 177 MVA

5. OFFENCES RELATED TO MOTOR VEHICLES S.NO 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 OFFENCES Using Vehicle Conditions. in Unsafe MAXIMUM PENALTY Court Challan 192 MVA 47-177 MVA 84(G)-177 MVA CMVR 101 5,12 177 MVA 5, 7/177 MVA CMVR 94 120, 177 MVA 52/191 MVA, 32/192.66/192 MV Act 100 CMVR 177 MVA 236 MMVR 177 MVA 116 MMVR 177 MVA MMVR 177 MVA 21(18) 93(u)(i) RRR SECTION

When motor vehicle is out of Rs.100/state for more than 12 months. Particulars to be transport vehicles. Without Wiper Without Side Mirror. Defective tyres. printed on Rs.100/Rs.100/Rs.100/Rs.100/-

No indication board on left hand Rs.100/drive vehicle. Sale of motor vehicle/alteration of motor vehicle in contravention Rs.300/of Act. Vehicles fitted glasses/sun films. with dark Rs.100/-

Driving without proper number plate/ illuminating rear number Rs.100/plate. Failing to display public carrier Rs.100/board. Using private vehicle commercial purposes. for Rs. 5000/( not less than Rs. 2000/-)

Any sort of misconduct with passengers, not wearing Rs.100/uniform/not displaying badge. Overloading a goods vehicle.

Rs. 2000/-plus Rs. 1000/- for MMVR every additional ton. 177 MVA

Carrying goods in a dangerous or Imprisonment and/or fine of 29 hazardous manner. Rs. 3000/177 MVA Infringement conditions. of permit Imprisonment and/or fine of Rs. 5000/-( not less than Rs. 2000/-) Rs. 100/97(2)/177 DMVR

Use of Colored light on Vehicle

6. OFFENCES RELATED TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES S.NO 6.1 6. 6.2 6.3 OFFENCES Plying in 'NO ENTRY' Time Violation of Time Table High and Long / Load in Vehicles Carrying animals in MAXIMUM PENALTY Upto 2000/Court Challan Rs. 100/goods Rs.100/SECTION 115/194 MVA 11/177, 2/177, 66/192 MVA 29 RRR/177 MVA MMVR 83

vehicles in contravention of rules. 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6. 6. 6. 6.9 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 Carrying persons dangerously or carrying persons in goods Rs.100/vehicles. Goods in Passenger Vehicles Dangerous projection of goods. Carrying goods unsecured. Rs.100/Rs.100/-

177 MVA MMVR 108 177 MVA 229 MMVR 29 RRR 177 MVA MMVR 202 177 MVA MMVR 93(u) (i) 177 MVA 113/194(1) MVA 114/194(2) MVA MMVR 202 177 MVA 11(3)/177 DMVR 11(8)/177 DMVR 11(8)/177 DMVR 11(9)/177 DMVR 7/177 DMVR 22(1)/177 DMVR 23(1)/177 DMVR 22(1)/177 DMVR 66/192 MVA 207(1) MVA

Carrying goods more than 11 feet Rs.100/high. Limit Of weight and limitation on Court Challan Use. Driver refuses to weigh vehicle. Load on Tail Board. Misbehavior by Taxi/TSR Driver. Over Charging Driver. by Taxi/TSR Court Challan Rs.100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Court Challan

Charging without Meter. Refusal by Taxi/TSR Driver. Driver without Uniform. Driver without Badge. Conductor without Uniform. Conductor without Badge. Stopping without Bus stop

Power to detain Vehicle used in contravention of section 3.4,39 or Court Challan 66(1) MV Act. 7. OFFENCES RELATED TO PARKING

S.NO 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7

OFFENCES

MAXIMUM PENALTY 22(a) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(1) RRR 177 MVA 15(i) RRR 177 MVA

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Parking in the direction of flow of Rs.100/traffic. Parking away towards road. from footpath Rs.100/Rs.100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/-

Parking against flow of traffic. Parking causing Obstruction. Parking on a Taxi Stand.

Parking in not any prescribed Rs. 100/manner. Parking at any Corner. Rs. 100/-

7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15

Parking within 15 meters either side of Bus Stop. Parking on Bridge. Parking at Traffic Island. Parking in No Parking Area. Parked on Pedestrian Crossing. Parking on Footpath. Parking in front of a gate. Parking causing obstruction.

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Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/Rs. 100/-

15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) (i) RRR 177 MVA 15(i) RRR 177 MVA 15(2) RRR 177 MVA 15(2)(iii) RRR 177 MVA 15(2)(ii) RRR 177 MVA 15(2)(viii) RRR 177 MVA 15(1) RRR 177 MVA

RRR: Rules of MVA: Motor Vehicles MMVR: Maharasthra Motor CMVR: Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989

Road Vehicles

Regulations Act Rules

1989 1988 1989

Besides these provisions, it is mandatory for every driver driving, to carry the following documents while driving:

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