New Fines for Traffic Violations: Police Display Boards at Several Places

New Fines for Traffic Violations: Police Display Boards at Several Places

September 9: On September 3, the Karnataka state government had notified the rules passed by the Centre on increasing fine for traffic violations through a special gazette notification.
Mangalore City Police have been carrying out a drive to create awareness in public about the new new fines for traffic violations. Police Commissioner PS Harsha said that Awareness was created as cops displayed the board mentioning the penalties for different traffic violations at Clock Tower, Hampankatte, Ambedkar Circle, Surathkal and other areas. The awareness board also said, “Save your money by following traffic rules; police is watching”.

The district police have also started creating awareness on the new Act in Ganeshotsava programmes and public places. Along with this, hand bills were also distributed on the occasion. The new fine will be collected from traffic violators after the software updation in the devices.
Under the revised penalties, the fine for not wearing protective head gear is Rs 1,000, offences related to construction, maintenance, sale and alteration of motor vehicles will attract a fine amount of Rs 1 lakh, allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles Rs 5,000, driving dangerously (use of hand held communication devices) and racing Rs 5,000 for the first offence and Rs 10,000 for the second and subsequent offence, driving uninsured vehicle will attract Rs 2,000 for first offence and Rs 4,000 for second and subsequent offence, Using vehicle without registration will attract fine of Rs 5,000 for first offence and Rs 10,000 for second offence and subsequent offence, penalty for travelling without pass or ticket and for dereliction of duty on the part of conductor and refusal to ply Contract Carriage etc., will attract a fine amount of Rs 550 among others.

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