Traffic Fines In Pune: All You Need To Know

by IndianAuto Team | 09/04/2020
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Regardless of whether you are a newcomer to Pune or have been residing in the city for years, it is necessary that you understand traffic fines in Pune

As per the data from the Maharashtra Traffic Police, there were 334 and 917 fatalities caused by road accidents in Pune city and in rural areas, respectively. Two of the main reasons for such a high death toll were overspeeding and carelessness. Nevertheless, this can be seen not only in Pune but also in many other cities in India. With a view to reducing the traffic accidents in the country, the Indian Government has decided to implement the new Motor Vehicles Act which started to take effect in December 2019. Many amendments have been adopted to the new Motor Vehicles Act which includes new challan rates. Nevertheless, such remarkable alterations in the challan rates had confused both the traffic police and the residents because no formal notice was issued by the State Government of Maharashtra and they did not know which Vehicle Act they should comply with.

Traffic jams are a common sight in Pune.

After some serious deliberation, the State Government of Maharashtra has decided to implement the 2019 Motor Vehicle Act and keep the challan amount high. Accordingly, there has been a drastic increase in traffic fines in Pune.

The below section will explain the revised traffic fines in Pune and the differences between the new and previous rates.

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List of traffic fines in Pune

The below table lists out the new traffic fines in Pune in comparison with the previous rates implemented by the Maharashtra government. 

Offences

Old traffic fines

New traffic fines

Driving without license

INR 500

INR 5,000 with/without community service

Overspeeding

INR 400

  • Light motor vehicles: INR 1,000 - 2,000

  • Heavy passeger vehicles or MPVs: INR 2,000 - 4,000

  • Driving license seizured for repeated offences

Driving without seatbelts worn

INR 100

INR 1,000 with/without community service

Uninsured vehicle

INR 1,000

  • INR 2,000 and/or 3-month imprisonment with/without community service

  • INR 4,000 for repeated offences

Red-light violation or dangerously driving

INR 100 - 300

  • INR 1,000 - INR 5,000 and/or 6-12 month imprisonment

  • Licence seizured

Inadvertence to emercency vehicles

INR 500

INR 10,000 with/without community service

Drunk driving

INR 2,000

  • INR 10,000 with/without community service

  • INR 15,000 and/or 2-year imprisonment for repeated offences

Road regulations violation

INR 100

INR 500 - 1,000

Using mobile phone when driving

INR 500

INR 1,000

Driving unregistered vehicles

 -

  • INR 5,000

  • INR 10,000 for repeated offence

Blaring horns in silent areas

 -

  • INR 2,000

  • INR 4,000 for repeated offences

Overloaded vehicles

INR 2,000 (rigid fine) +

INR 1,000/metric tone

  • INR 20,000 (rigid fine)

  • INR 2,000/metric ton with/withour community service

Size-exceeding vehicles

 -

INR 5,000 - INR 10,000 with/without community service

Unauthorized vehicles without a valid driving license

INR 1,000

INR 1,000 - 5,000

Racing when driving

INR 500

  • INR 5,000 with/without 3-month imprisonment and community service

  • INR 10,000 with 1-year imprisonment and community service for repeated offences

Underrage driving

 -

  • INR 25,000 with 3-year imprisonment

  • One-year registration cancellation

  • Being ineligible for dring license until 25 years old

Disqualified driver

INR 500

INR 10,00 with/without community service

Driving without a valid ticket

INR 200

INR 500

Driving impermissible vehicle

INR 5,000

INR 10,000 with/without commnunity service

Offences by enforcing authorites

 -

Twice as high as the previous penalty

Disobeying traffic police’s commands

INR 500

INR 2,000

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According to the table above, apart from many new penalties which have been increased many times in comparison with the previous ones, there are also many all-new penalties. Although some of the new traffic fines in Pune seem unreasonable, thanks to the new challan rates, in 2019. the road accidents in Maharashtra witnessed a remarkable reduction in comparison with those in 2018.

pune traffic police

The challan rates in Pune have considerably increased after the implementation of the Amended Motor Vehicles Act

Traffic fines in Pune: FAQs

Q1: Is driving with an expired insurance policy a traffic offence in Pune?

Yes, this is considered to be a traffic offence.

Q2: Where I can pay the traffic fines?

When the new rates have come into effect for a short time, you need to go to the court to pay the fines. After some time, you can pay them on the spot or in some other cases, you might be required to visit the court.

Q3: Which documents that I need to bring along when driving?

  • Driving license

  • Registration certificate

  • Vehicle permit

  • Insurance

  • Pollution-under-control certificate

Above is a complete guideline on the traffic fines in Pune. Hope that after readint this article, you can avoid violating the traffic rules as much as possible and contributes to the traffic accidents reduction in the city.

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