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Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019

Current context: The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 that contains provisions for an increase in penalty/fine for a traffic rule violation, is made effective from 31st August 2019.
Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019

Silent features of the Act are:

  • A penalty of Rs 500 would be imposed for traffic violations in place of Rs 100 earlier.
  • Rs 2000 in place of Rs 500 (earlier) would be imposed on the disobedience of orders of authorities.
  • A penalty of Rs 10,000 would be levied for not giving way to emergency vehicles.
  • Rs 1 lakh would be fined on aggregators violating the driving licence.
  • A penalty in the range of Rs 1000- Rs 2000 for over-speeding.
  • Persons driving without helmets will be fined Rs 1,000 along with the 3-month suspension of licence.
  • Driving without insurance would get Rs 2000 fine.
  • Drunken Driving will cost a fine of Rs 10,000.


Q.1 Which Act was recently put into force for increasing the penalty/fine for a traffic rule violation?
a. Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2018
b. Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019
c. Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2017
d. Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2016
Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 01, 2019 Rating: 5

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