Watch out before you break traffic laws; steep hike in fines

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New Delhi, Mar 1: The cabinet approved amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act that suggests penalty and action against those who violate the traffic rules in the country.

According to the new law, if a driver is seen violating a red signal, he will have to pay a fine of Rs 500 for the first offence and Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500, each time he breaks the rule.

Those crossing the speed limit for the first time will have to pay Rs 1,000 for the first time and Rs 5,000 for habitual offenders.

For reckless driving, the fine could go upto Rs 5,000 with a two-year imprisonment, the same will be in effect for druken driving, which is mainly responsible for major accidents in the country.

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