Everything you need to know about the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet of India has passed the new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 which proposes some important amendments, with new rules and aims to improve road safety.

The government has increased the fines in order to prevent violations but has made no other changes.

Driving under the influence of alcohol will now attract a fine of Rs. 10,000 from Rs. 2000, while caught without helmet will fetch you a fine of Rs. 1000 and licence will be disqualified for three months.

 The bill also proposes a multiplier prescribed by the state for repeated offenders, with penalties not less than one and not more than 10 times the original offence.

The bill will also allow for a facility to get your learning license online, increase the validity of driving licenses.

The new bill proposes to amend 68 out of the 223 sections in the current Motor Vehicle Act.

Proposed Amendments in Various Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill – 2016

Section   Old Provision / Penalty New Proposed Provision / Minimum Penalties
177 General Rs 100 Rs 500
New 177A Rules of road regulation violation Rs 100 Rs 500
178 Travel without ticket RS 200 Rs 500
179 Disobedience of orders of authorities Rs 500 Rs 2000
180 Unautorized use of vehicles without licence Rs 1000 Rs 5000
181 Driving without licence Rs 500 Rs 5000
182 Driving despite disqualification Rs 500 Rs 10,000
182 B Oversize vehicles New Rs 5000
183 Over speeding Rs 400 Rs 1000 for LMVRs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle
184 Dangerous driving penalty Rs 1000 Upto Rs 5000
185 Drunken driving Rs 2000 Rs 10,000
189 Speeding / Racing Rs 500 Rs 5,000
192 A Vehicle without permit upto Rs 5000 Upto Rs 10,000
193 Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions) New Rs 25,000 toRs 1,00,000
194 Overloading Rs 2000 andRs 1000 per extra tonne Rs 20,000 andRs 2000 per extra tonne
194 A Overloading of passengers Rs 1000 per extra passenger
194 B Seat belt Rs 100 Rs 1000
194 C Overloading of two wheelers Rs 100 Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence
194 D Helmets Rs 100 Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence
194 E Not providing way for emergency vehicles New Rs 10,000
196 Driving Without Insurance RS 1000 Rs 2000
199 Offences by Juveniles New Guardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled
206 Power of Officers to impound documents Suspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D,194E
210 B Offences committed by enforcing authorities Twice the penalty under the relevant section
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