• Traffic Offences and Penalties in Kolkata

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    Road rules in India are titled ‘Rules of the Road Regulation’ with the latest rules being in effect since 1989. Anyone who owns or drives a two, three, or four-wheeler in India should be aware of these rules and regulations. Violating them will attract fines and penalties that are regulated by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Being knowledgeable about the rules and penalties will ensure a safer experience on the road for all. 

    Offence  Violation of the Rule or Act  Penal Section  Penalty on Compounding 
    First Offence  Second Offence  Third Offence  Subsequent Offence 
    Driving vehicle without a valid driving licence  3(1)  181  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Age limit to drive motor vehicles:- At the prescribed age (16 years M/C-50CC, other than transport vehicle-18 years, transport vehicles-20 years)  181  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Owner permitting others to drive the vehicle without a valid driving licence.  180  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Disqualifying an individual from holding or acquiring a driving licence.  19  182(1)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Driving a vehicle without proper registration or in contravention of the conditions of the Blue Book  39  192  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/- 
    Driving a vehicle without Certificate of Fitness or with an invalid C.F.  56  192  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/- 
    Driving a vehicle without permit or in contravention of the condition of permit  66  192(A)  Not   Compoundable  --  --  Issue Seizure List 
    Allowing any person to stand or sit or place anything in such a manner or position that hampers the driver in his ability to control the vehicle  125  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Driving a vehicle at excessive speeds  112  183(1)  Rs.400/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Owner causing another person to drive in contravention of the speed limit  112  183(2)  Rs.300/-  Rs.500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Driving a vehicle that exceeds the permissible limit of laden weight  113  194(1)  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 5000/- 
    Driving a vehicle in violation of restriction (such as a No Entry sign)  115  194(1)  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 5000/- 
    Driving a vehicle in violation of the mandatory traffic signs  119  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Leaving a vehicle in such a position as to cause or likely to cause danger, obstruction or in anyway tender an inconvenience to any road user  122  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Permitting the vehicle to remain stationary at a public place  126  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Not producing a driving license when demanded by a police officer in uniform  130(I)  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Failure to take specific precautions at level crossings that are unguarded  131  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    When the vehicle is involved in an accident, not stopping a vehicle when asked by a police officer in uniform  132  187  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Not providing medical aid to victim of an accident  134(a)  187  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Driver’s failure to provide information about the road accident  134(b)  187  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Driver’s failure to provide information about the road accident to the insurer  134(c)  187  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Not insuring the vehicle against 3rd Party/or for driving a vehicle that is uninsured  146  196  Rs. 400/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    Not showing the registration certificates, insurance certificates, permit etc. by the driver of a transport vehicle (In case of other vehicles 15 days’ time should be given to provide the certificates as per the Provision of Central Motor Vehicle Rules-139  158(1)  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Not showing the insurance certificate (7 days’ time is allowed)  158(1)  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Disobeying orders and creating obstructions  179(1)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Withholding of information or providing information that is false  179(2)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Dangerously driving a vehicle  184  184  Rs. 1000/-     Rs. 2000/-     Rs. 2000/-     Rs. 2000/-    
    Driving a vehicle when drunk or when under the influence of drugs  185  185  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 3000/- 
    Driving when physically or mentally unfit to drive  186  186  Rs. 200/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Taking part in racing or trials of speed of any kind in a public place between motor vehicles  189  189  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Using a vehicle in an unsafe condition  190(1)  190(1)  Rs. 250/-  In case of damage to property or injury,   Rs. 1000/- 
    Violation of standards prescribed for road safety and for control of air and noise pollution  190(2)  190(2)  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 2000/- 
    Carrying goods which are hazardous to human life or dangerous in violation of the prescribed conditions  190(3)  190(3)  Rs. 3000/-  Rs. 5000/- 
    Selling vehicles in or alternation of vehicle to a condition that contravenes this Act  191  191  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Taking and driving a vehicle without the consent of the owner or a lawful authority  197(1)  197(1)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Ra. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Exercising control of a vehicle unlawfully, by force or threat of force, or by any other form of intimidation  197(2)  197(2)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Attempt and abetment of Section 197(I) and 197(2)  197(3)  197(I)/197(2)  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/-  Rs. 500/- 
    Unauthorized interference with a vehicle  198  198  Rs. 50/-  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 100/- 
    Causing an obstruction to traffic by disabling the vehicle (wheel clamp)  127 (1) MVA/ 350 WBMVR  201(1)  Rs. 50/- per hour. 
    Driving a vehicle on the footpath  291 WBMVR.  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Playing of radios etc. in a motor vehicle  218(I)  177  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Using earphones or mobile phones when driving  218(2)   WBMVR  184 MVA  Rs. 1000/-  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 2000/-  Rs. 2000/- 
    Using a motor vehicle with defective number plates  CMVR- 50(I)  177 MV Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Registration mark not being in English letters and Arabic numerals  CMVR – 50(2d)  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Driving a motor vehicle that has defective tyres  CMVR- 94(2)  190(1) MVA  Rs. 250/-  Rs. 1000/- 
    The glass of the windscreen and rear window of the motor vehicle should allow transmission of light that is not less than 70% and glasses on the side window should allow light that is not less than 50%.  CMVR-100(2)/52 MVA/39 MVA  192 M V Act  Rs. 5000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/-  Rs. 10000/- 
    Vehicle not fitted with wiper or wiper is not maintained in a good working condition  CMVR-101(1)  177 M.V.Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Vehicle is not fitted with horn  119(1) CMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Vehicle fitted a horn that is multi-tuned or other harsh and shrill-sounding horn  119(2) CMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Vehicle not fitted with seatbelt  125(a) 138(3)CMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Not wearing seatbelt  138(3) CMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Vehicle not being fitted with a rear view mirror  217 WBMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Driving two- wheelers without wearing a helmet that fits the standard specifications  297 WBMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Violating restrictions on using lights that dazzle  299(1) WBMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Violating a Stop Line  301 WBMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Violating a Centre Line  316(3) WBMVR  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Violating safety measures for drivers and pillion riders (eg., triple riding)  128  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 
    Not wearing protective headgear (riding without helmet)  129  177 M V Act  Rs. 100/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/-  Rs. 300/- 

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