New Delhi: Traffic violators are in for a serious trouble with the Rajya Sabha recently passing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
So, if you are fond of having those few extra drinks before deciding to drive back home, then think again. Instead of the existing Rs 2,000 as penalty, now you may have to cough up Rs 10,000 for drunken driving.
Driving without licence? Be ready to pay Rs 5,000 instead of Rs 500.
There’s stricter punishment in store for various traffic-related offences as well as higher penalties, including compensation of Rs 5 lakh for death and Rs 2.5 lakh for grievous injury in a motor vehicle accident case.
The bill is aimed at weeding out corruption, improving road safety and promote the use of more technology to regulate traffic.
The legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha on July 23, but lapsed before it could get Rajya Sabha nod after the term of the 16th Lok Sabha ended.
Now it will be sent to Lok Sabha again because of a typo. The bill proposes a National Transportation Policy for ushering in guidelines on the transportation of goods and passengers.
Here’s a list of penalties traffic rules violators may have to pay under Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill – 2019: