New Traffic Rules 2019: Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, heavy fines are being imposed for offences like over speeding, drunk driving and driving without a helmet. However, several states are not happy with the hefty fines and have expressed reservations on implementing the Act.
After the amendment to the MV Act, the penalty for overloading was increased from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000. The charges for the extra weight were also increased from Rs 1,000 per tonne to Rs 2,000 per tonne.
The highest penalty has been kept at Rs 5000 for the first time offence of driving a four-wheeler without a fitness test certificate, performing stunts on bikes or cars, driving heavy motor vehicles without registration or wrong side driving of heavy motor vehicles.