Riding. The word is not just a verb but an
emotion in itself to many, especially youngsters. It’s always special to ride a
bike. The thrill that you get
while riding a two wheeler is something that is unmatched, isn’t it? I am sure
all bikers would agree to this.
But, with the thrill
of riding; follows the responsibility of safe riding. Well, how many of you actually
even have an active two wheeler insurance policy? I’m sure very few hands are
up or very few nodding heads.
However, not only must
you be a safe rider but also ensure that you are riding well with the limits -
the limits laid down by law. As for the present, you must know that the penalties
laid down by the central government have just got more stringent than before.
You break one traffic rule, and it will leave a big hole in your pocket.
FACT CHECK: REVISED PENALTY
Seeing the rising toll
of road accidents each year, the central government decided to crack the whip
of traffic violators. The Cabinet recently approved the Motor Vehicle
(Amendment) Bill, 2016. This road safety bill includes penalties in case of all
sorts of traffic violations.
Here are few of the
revised penalties for violating traffic rules & regulations:
These penalties are
set to bring about road discipline.
Motor Vehicles Act Section
Traffic Road Offence
Revised Penalty Charges
Driving without license
limit for obtaining driving licence -Two Wheelers below 50 CC -16 years
Other Motor Vehicles – 18 years
more than one pillion rider on a two-wheeler is an offence.
is mandatory to wear a helmet of ISI standard while riding a motor cycle in
person driving a motor vehicle in any public place shall, on being required
by a Police Officer in uniform, produce:
1. Certificate of Insurance
2. Certificate of registration
3. Driving licence
4. In case of transport vehicles, also the certificate of fitness and the
Road Rules Violation
Orders Not Followed (Disobedience) Given By Authorities
Unauthorized use of Vehicles Without Licence
Driving Despite Disqualification
1000 (Light Weight), 2000 (Medium Passenger Vehicle)
Dangerous Driving Penalty
Drink and Driving
Speeding OR Racing
Overloading of Two Wheelers
2000, Licence Disqualified for 3 months
Driving Without Helmets
1000, Licence Disqualified for 3 months
Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles
Driving Without Insurance
Power of Officers to impound documents
Driving licenses will be suspended Under Section 183, 184, 185, 189,
190, 194C, 194D and 194E
That is a long list. Isn’t it? I hope you
now know the laws as well as the punishment/penalties also for violating them.
Why spend on traffic tickets, when you can ride responsibly and safely? Makes
sense, doesn’t it? As they say, it always better to be safe than sorry. Life is
precious dear friends.
Don’t forget to like & share this guide
with your other biker friends.
-by Shruti Jobanputra