The Kerala cabinet has decided to reduce fines for certain offences under the new Motor Vehicle Act
The fine for speeding for light Motor Vehicle was between Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. The revised fine has been fixed by the state government to be Rs 1,500. The fine for the heavy vehicle was between Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000. It has been fixed to be Rs 3,000 by the state government.
The cabinet has decided to fine violators Rs 2,000 if caught using mobile phones while driving. Earlier, the fine for this offence used to be between Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
For auto racing, the fine earlier was Rs 10,000 which has been reduced to Rs 5,000.
The fine for driving without a permit was between Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. It has now been fixed at Rs 3,000.
The fine for not wearing a seat belt or riding without a helmet has been reduced to Rs 500 from Rs 1,000.
The fine, however, for not giving side to an ambulance and fire service has been reduced to Rs 5,000 from Rs 10,000.
For a repeated offence of driving without insurance, the fine has been reduced from Rs 4,000 to Rs 2,000.
Parliament in July had passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations such as the issuance of driving licence and imposed stricter penalties for traffic-related violations.
Source By Indiatoday