Trafic Penalties and Fine

Penalties under MVA

The Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) 1988, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 and State Motor Vehicle Rules are the legal instruments for the conduct of road traffic in India. Some of the common offences and the consequent penalties are listed below:

Sr. No. Offences MVA Penalty
1Not carrying valid licence while driving177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
2Not carrying documents as required177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
3Dangerous Lane cutting177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
4Moving against One-Way177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
5Overtaking dangerously177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
6Jumping Signal (driving at red light)177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
7Driving on Footpath177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
8Stopping at Pedestrian Crossing or Crossing Stop Line177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
9Parking Violations 177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
10Horn offences 177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
11Number Plate Offences177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
12Improper use of Headlights177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
13Charging Excess Fare177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
14Misbehavior with Passenger177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
15Refusal to ply for Hire177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
16Breach of rules regarding carriage of hazardous goods177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
17Using Mobile Phones while driving177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
18Driving without Helmet177First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
19Breach of order, refusal to give information179Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 1 month or both.
20Allowing the vehicle to be driven by a person who does not possess a valid licence180Fine up to Rs 1000 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both.
21Driving without valid licence181Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both.
22Offences related to driving license182Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both.
23Lack of proper maintenance and structure of vehicle182(A)First Offence: Rs. 1000; Subsequent Offence: Rs. 5000
24Driving at a speed exceeding as mentioned in MVA:112183First Offence: Rs. 400; Subsequent Offence: Rs. 1000.
25Dangerous or Reckless Driving184First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 1000 or Imprisonment up to 6 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 2000 or Imprisonment up to 2 yrs or both.
26Driving under influence of Drugs or Alcohols185First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 2000 or Imprisonment up to 6 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 3000 or Imprisonment up to 2 yrs or both.
27Accidental Offences187First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 500 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 1000 or Imprisonment up to 6 months or both
28Illegal racing on road189Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 1 month or both.
29Using vehicle in Unsafe conditions190First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 250. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 1000 or Imprisonment up to 2 yrs or both.
30Using Loudspeaker beyond specified limit190(2)First Offence: Rs. 1000; Subsequent Offence: Rs. 2000.
31Carriage of goods which are of dangerous & hazardous nature to human life 190(3)First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 3000 or Imprisonment up to 1 year or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 5000 or Imprisonment up to 1 years or both.
32Driving without Registration and valid Permit192First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 5000 (not less than Rs. 2000) or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 10000 (not less than Rs. 5000) or Imprisonment up to 1 yr or both
33Driving without valid Fitness Certificate192First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 5000 (not less than Rs. 2000) or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 10000 (not less than Rs. 5000) or Imprisonment up to 1 yr or both.
34Using Private vehicle for Commercial purposes192First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 5000 (not less than Rs. 2000) or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 10000 (not less than Rs. 5000) or Imprisonment up to 1 yr or both.
35Breach of Permit conditions192First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 5000 (not less than Rs. 2000) or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both. Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 10000 (not less than Rs. 5000) or Imprisonment up to 1 yr or both.
36Overloading a vehicle beyond extent limit194Fine up to Rs 2000 and Rs. 1000 per tonne of extra load.
37Driving without Insurance196Fine up to Rs 1000 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both.
38Driving of vehicle without legal authority197Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 3 months or both.
39Disturbance in free flow of traffic201Fine up to Rs 50 per hour.

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