Now, shell out more for traffic offences in Himachal

Now, shell out more for traffic offences in Himachal

Now, violators will have to shell out more for traffic offences.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 21

Now, violators will have to shell out more for traffic offences. The government has notified modified fines and compounding limits for various traffic offences as per the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, which mandates heavy fines to check traffic violations.

As per the notification, two sets of fines have been set for compoundable offences. “One is for on-the-spot payment of the fine, and the other is if one challenges it and goes to the court. If found guilty in the court, the offender will be charged 1.5 times the amount he would have paid on the spot,” said a transport official.

As per the notification, a person driving without licence will be fined Rs 5,000 on the spot. But if he challenges it in the court and is found guilty of the offence, the amount will rise to Rs 7,500. The violation of speed limits will result in a fine of Rs 1500 on the spot.

Anyone caught driving using mobile phone will have to pay a heavy amount. The offender will be charged Rs 2,500 first time and Rs 10,000 for the second and subsequent offence.

The amended rules discourage anyone suffering from any disease or disability that can threaten the safety of others from driving. In such cases, the person will be fined Rs 1,000 the first time and Rs 2,000 subsequently. Driving without wearing the safety belt will result in a fine of Rs 1,000.

Pay Rs 5,000 fine if without licence

  • A person driving without licence will be fined Rs 5,000 on the spot.
  • But if he challenges it in the court and is found guilty of the offence, the amount will rise to Rs 7,500
  • Anyone caught driving using mobile phone will have to pay a heavy amount
  • The offender will be charged Rs 2,500 first time and Rs 10,000 for the second and subsequent offences

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