Be prepared to pay more if you’re caught for a traffic violation in Bangalore. Starting Friday, the Karnataka transport department has hiked traffic fines. According to the special gazette notification published on Thursday, fines have been fixed focusing on the offence as opposed to the vehicle category.
Fine amount revised.
Kindly follow traffic rules and regulations. pic.twitter.com/ph26bt46ym
— BengaluruTrafficPolice (@blrcitytraffic) June 28, 2019
The revised fines have come into effect immediately after the gazette notification published on June 25.
Revised traffic fines:
Violation – Revised fine – Before
Exceeding speed limit – Rs 1,000 – Rs 300
Using mobile phone while driving – Rs 1,000 – Rs 100
Driving vehicles without insurance – Rs 1,000 – Rs 500
Parking at ‘no parking’ spots – Rs 1,000 + Towing charges – Rs 100
Driving without fitness certificate – Rs 2,000 – Left to court
Driving non-registered motor vehicle – Rs 5,000 – Left to court
Confirming this to IndianExpress.com, a traffic cop on duty in Koramangala said fines were fixed on old parameters and most were classified as common causes for road accidents. “The revision in fines is also expected to make drivers more alert and to be aware of the importance of following traffic rules for his/her own safety as well as for the others on the road,” the officer from Bengaluru Traffic Police department said.
According to the notification, exceeding speed limit will earn the driver a ticket of Rs 1,000 while carrying goods with load projection on either side can get you fined of Rs 2,000. Top traffic police cops in the city have also taken to Twitter to spread awareness on the revision of fines.
Pay your fine amount by card and collect the receipt.fine amount collected either by card or cash goes to the government.
— Sarah Fathima (@DcptrNorth) June 28, 2019
DCP Traffic (North) Sara Fathima tweeted, “In Drunk n Driving cases fine amount need to be paid to the Honourable court and not the cops. Pay your fine amount by card and collect the receipt.fine amount collected either by card or cash goes to the government.”
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