MOTOR VEHICLE ACT 2019. India has the second-largest road networks in the world and accounts for 10%of worldwide road fatalities. Laws regulating traffic on the road are provided under the motor vehicles act. The motor vehicle act 1988 is an act passed by the Indian Parliament of India which came into force from July 1, 1989.
The Indian Parliament has made some changes in the motor vehicle act to control the traffic and to avoid accidents. The transport issued a notification on August 28, 2019, with all the laws that come into effect since September 1.
The changes made in the Motor vehicle act:
- Under section 196, driving without insurance. Through the amendment of the new motor vehicle act 2019, the penalty has been increased from Rs,1000 and or imprisonment of up to 3months to Rs.2000 and or imprisonment of up to 3months for the first time offence. And Rs.4000 and or imprisonment of up to 3months for the second time of the offence.
- Under section 181, driving without a license has been increased by 10 times from the old penalty of Rs.500 to now Rs.5000.
- Driving Regardless of disqualification, the penalty for driving despite disqualification has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 10,000 emphasizing on repeated offence.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol Or intoxicating substance, if you are caught drunk and drive, get ready to pay a hefty fine of Rs. 10,000 and or imprisonment of up to 6 months for the first time offence. And if you are caught for the same offence then get ready to pay your fine of Rs. 15,000 and or imprisonment of up to 2 years.
- Racing and speeding, the penalty for raising and speeding from Rs .500 to Rs.5000 and or imprisonment of up to 3months for the first time offence, while for the second time offence, the fine is Rs.10,000 and or imprisonment of up to 1 year.
In recent days the traffic police use the ‘e-challan’ to pay the fine so in this way, the cash does not come directly to the traffic police. The e-challan can be paid through Paytm, Indian bank or post office.