Gujarat became the first nation on Tuesday to reduce hefty fines for 17 visitors offences under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

Gujarat became the first nation on Tuesday to reduce hefty fines for 17 visitors offences under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

Gujarat became the first nation on Tuesday to reduce hefty fines for 17 visitors offences under the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Uttarakhand on Wednesday became the next BJP-ruled nation after Gujarat to lessen penalties for traffic offenses while Karnataka stated it would also follow Gujarat’s decision.

Likewise a person caught driving after suspension of his driving permit, would have to pay a fine of Rs 5000 against Rs 10000,” Uttarakhand’s urban development minister and government spokesperson Madan Kaushik said following a cabinet meeting.

Kaushik said the alterations were created for the ease of the general public.

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If a conductor or co-driver is caught driving a car even after being termed ineligible the fine would be Rs 5,000 rather than Rs 10,000 under the amended Motor Vehicle Act.

“The fine for having a hand held communication device while driving will be Rs 1000 for first time offence and Rs 5,000 for second time offence against Centre’s Rs 5,000. Likewise, the fine on registration of a car on basis of incorrect details was reduced to Rs 5,000 from Rs 10,000,” said Kaushik.

The fine for driving a vehicle without proper insurance will be Rs 1000 for two-wheelers and three wheelers for the first time offence whilst Rs 2000 for different vehicles. For second time , the fine for two wheelers and three wheelers would be Rs 2000 while for different vehicles it would be Rs 4000. In the Centre’s MV Act, the penalties for all vehicles are Rs 2000 for first time offence and Rs 4000 for second time .

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Kaushik added,”The good for producing sound and air pollution with the automobile was amended to Rs 2500 for first time offence whilst Rs 5000 for next time .

The state government has also reduced the fine for the lack of safety harness for kids in cars from Rs 1000 to Rs 200. Additionally, it reduced the penalties for overloading for cargo carrying vehicles.

“According to the Centre’s amendments the fine for the same is Rs 20000 and then Rs 2000 per additional tonne compared to permissible one. The country has reduced it to Rs 2000 for light motor vehicles and Rs 5000 for moderate and heavy motor vehicles. The fine for every excess tonne was kept same,” said Kaushik.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday led his administration to reduce penalties for traffic violations along the lines of the conclusion of the Gujarat government.

“I’ve directed officials which we must adhere to the exact principles here as well. We might have the ability to follow through on this in a couple of days. We’ll receive their order copy and examine it and make sure that there isn’t any undue burden,” Yediyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru.

On Tuesday, Gujarat became the first nation to reduce hefty fines for 17 visitors offences under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

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