Mumbai. Breaking traffic rules in Maharashtra is now going to be more heavy on your pocket than ever before. Recently, the Maharashtra government has issued a notification informing that according to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, the state government has increased the fine for all offenses related to non-compliance of traffic rules. In such a situation, ignoring the traffic rules in the state and breaking them will have to pay an increased amount of fine from December 1.
Helps to reduce accidents and maintain discipline
Maharashtra State Transport Commission Commissioner Avinash Dhakane has said that this increase in fines for breaking traffic rules will help reduce accidents on the road and maintain discipline.
How much has the fine increased?
According to the notification issued by the Maharashtra government, now there will be a fine of Rs 10,000 for not giving way to the ambulance. Unauthorized interference with any vehicle will attract a fine of Rs 1,000. Driving a vehicle without insurance will attract a fine of Rs 2,000. Traveling in stage carriage buses without a ticket or pass will attract a fine of Rs 500. Driving a vehicle without a license will attract a further fine of Rs 5,000 on the driver and Rs 5,000 for the owner of a commercial vehicle. The first offense of vehicle racing will attract a fine of Rs 5000 and for the subsequent offense Rs 10,000. For driving a vehicle without reflectors and tail lamps, a fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed for displaying the number plate in addition to the documents required. Along with this, under Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act, a fine of Rs 500 for the first offence, Rs 1,500 for the second and subsequent offences.