Some of the basic traffic rules for two-wheeler riders in India are as below:
Helmets should be worn always while riding
Indicators should be used by all riders
Pillion riders cannot be more than one
The rider should focus on the road all the time
Usage of rearview mirrors is mandatory
When pulling over, do so carefully
Indian roads are among the most notorious in the world as it claims over 1.5 lakh lives each year and most of it is due to people’s lack of traffic sense. The central government previously failed to take the necessary steps however it has decided to crackdown on traffic offenses right now. This, they are doing by making the law and its subsequent punishment a lot more stricter.
To take care of the same, the government tabled the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 which was also been approved by the cabinet recently bringing the law into effect. This road safety bill has outlined punishments and penalties for all sorts of traffic violations. The bill is based on recommendations submitted by transport ministers of 18 Indian states.
Below is a tabular column that lists out the violation, current fine amount, and previous fine amount for two wheelers:
Traffic Violation & Fine Amount in India in 2019
ViolationNew fine amountPrevious fine amountOverloading Two-wheelersRs. 2000; License scrapping for three monthsRs. 100Drunken DrivingRs. 10,000Rs. 2,000OverspeedingRs. 1,000 for LMV; Rs. 2,000 for MMVRs. 400Dangerous DrivingRs. 5,000Rs. 1,000Driving Without Car or Rs. 2,000Rs. 100Signal JumpingRs. 1000; License scrapping for three monthsRs. 100Riding Without HelmetRs. 1000; License scrapping for three monthsRs. 100Driving Without PermitUp to Rs. 10,000Up t