Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2019 Passed by Rajya Sabha

Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill
Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2019, to revise the terms under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. The Bill had before been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill was recently presented in 2017 yet couldn’t pass the Rajya Sabha and slipped by with the disintegration of the sixteenth Lok Sabha. The 2019 Bill was presented in the Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The Bill intends to authorize stricter punishments for traffic violations.

The new Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill have some new list of offense which was not available there is the old laws. Now if you break the rule you have to pay a higher amount than offense

Offense Old Penalty(Rupees) New Penalty (Minimum in Rupees)
General (177)100500
Rules of road regulation violation (new 177A)100500
Traveling without a ticket (178)200500
Disobedience of orders of authorities (179)5002000
Unauthorized use of vehicles without a license (180)10005000
Driving without a license (181)5005000
Driving without qualification (182)50010000
Oversized vehicles (182B)5000
Over speeding (183)400Rs 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle
Dangerous driving penalty(184)1000upto 5000
Drunken driving (185)200010000
Speeding/ Racing (189)5005000
Vehicle without permit (192A)upto 5000upto 10000
Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions) (193)25000 to 100000
Overloading (194)2000 & 1000/extra ton20000 & 2000/extra ton
Overloading of Passengers (194A)1000/extra pessenger
Seat Belt (194 B)1001000
Overloading of two-wheelers (194 C)1002000, Suspension of license for 3 months
Not providing way for emergency vehicles (194E)10000
Driving without insuarance (196)10002000
Offences by Juveniles (199)Parents/Owner will be considered blameworthy. ₹ 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile to be attempted under the JJ Act. Enrollment of Motor Vehicle to be dropped.
Power of officers to impound documents (206)Suspension of driving permit under areas 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E
Offences committed by enforcing authorities (210BDouble the punishment under the appropriate section

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