Traffic Violation In Bangalore: Traffic fines, new challan rate and more

by Harish Kumar | 30/03/2020
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The cases of traffic violations in Bangalore is on the rise in recent years. With the stringent Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019, the traffic fines in Bangalore has been witnessed a spike in many times.

The number of traffic fatalities in Bangalore reached 686 while the 4129 injuries were reported on account of road accidents during the year of 2018. Officials clarify that one of the two main reasons behind such grave numbers should be the traffic violations conduct by the road users in Bangalore.

In an effort to curtail the grave numbers of violations and traffic deaths as well as raise people’s awareness among drivers, the Indian government has released the amended version of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988.

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According to the new Motor Vehicles Act (Amendment), the traffic fines are increased considerably for traffic law-breakers in India, including Bangalore. Here are all you need to know about the new challan rate, traffic fines and traffic violations in Bangalore.


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In fact, while some states show its resistance towards the new revised challan rates, Karnataka was among the first ones to bring the new rates into force just two days away from Sep 3, 2019, when the new vehicle act was implemented in the country. Interestingly, the Government of Karnataka has also reduced a few rates of traffic fines on Sep 21, 2019. That gives it a win-win situation for both the state’s Traffic Department as well as the individuals in Bangalore.

1. Traffic fines in Bangalore that remains unchanged till date


Traffic penalties as per the Motor Vehicles Act (Amended)

Registered vehicles driven by a minor

Rs 25,000 along with prison sentence to 3 years.

Deregistration the vehicle for 1 year

Drunken driving

Rs 10,000 with/ without prison sentence of 6 months (1st time)

Rs 15,000 with/ without prison sentence of 2 years (repeated offender)

Violating road regulations

Rs 500 – 1,000 (depending upon the degree of violation)

Driving with a hand-held cell phone

Rs 5,000

Honking in silent zones

Rs 2,000 (1st time)

Rs 4,000 (repeated offence)

Driving an authorized vehicle

Rs 1,000 – 5,000

Violating vehicular size limits in particular areas

Rs 5,000 – 10,000 with/ without implementing community service

Exceeding the permissible number of riders in two-wheelers

Rs 2,000 + losing license with/without doing community services for 3 months

Exceeding the speed limits or engaging in races

Rs 5,000 with/ without a prison sentence of 3 months + community services. (1st time)

Rs 10,000 with a prison sentence of 1 year with community services (repeated offence)

Riding/driving a motor vehicle with a legitimate ticket

Rs 500

Driver’s disqualification

Rs 10,000 with/ without community service

Bribery among traffic lay enforcers

Double the amount of originally levied as penalty


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2. Revised Traffic Fines in Bangalore

Having said, the traffic fines in Bangalore have been raised considerably from what was in action ahead of the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 rollout. Although some common man might find it unfair to pay such higher traffic penalties compared to some other states, many people think it’s a necessary measure to instil the responsibility among drivers and lessen the numbers of road accidents. According to some recent reports, Bangalore has witnessed approximately Rs 72 lakh worth traffic fines after a week of implementation of new challan rates.


Traffic Fines (Implemented on Sep 3, 2019)

Revised Traffic Fines (Sep 21, 2019 – present)

Riding/ Driving without a licence

Rs 5,000 with/ without community service

Rs 1,000 for two- and three-wheelers

Rs 2,000 for 4-wheelers and light motor vehicles

Rs 5,000 for other vehicles

Riding/ Driving unregistered vehicle

Rs 5,000 (1st time offence)

Rs 10,000 (repeated offence)

Rs 2,000 for two- and three-wheelers

Rs 3,000 for 4-wheelers and light motor vehicles

Rs 5,000 for other vehicles

Driving uninsured vehicle

Rs 2,000

Rs 2,000

Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers only

Vehicle overloading

Rs 20,000 and additional Rs 2,000/ tonne

Rs 5,000 and additional Rs 2,000/tonne


Two-wheeler overloading

Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000

Violating the speed regulations

Rs 2,000 for two-, three- and four-wheelers and light motor vehicles

Rs 4,000 for other types of vehicles

Rs 1,000 for two-, three- and four-wheelers and light motor vehicles

Rs 2,000 for other types of vehicles

Not wearing seatbelt

Rs 1,000

Rs 500

Riding/ Driving without wearing helmets

Rs 1,000

Rs 500

Not making way for emergency vehicles like ambulances, police car, firefighters, etc.

Rs 10,000

Rs 1,000

Driving dangerously

Rs 5,000 (1st time offence)

Rs 10,000 (repeated offence)

Rs 1,500 for two- and three-wheelers

Rs 3,000 for four-wheelers and light motor vehicles

Rs 5,000 for other vehicles

Rs 10,000 (repeated offence)

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