The most important traffic rules you should abide by in India
The most important traffic rules you should abide by in India

There are some important traffic rules that every motorists/driver should be aware of and abide by when driving in India. These traffic Rules are discussed below.

 

  • Drivers’ Alcoholic intake while Driving:

Section 185 – 202 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 empowers a Police officer to arrest, without warrant,  if your 100ml blood contains more than 30mg of alcoholic content while driving.

 

A person who is a first-time offender is liable to imprisonment of up to 6months and/or fine up to Rs. 10000. Any other person apart from a first-time offender, the second time offender is liable to imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine of Rs. 15000.

 

  • Wearing of Helmet

Section 129 of the Indian Motor Vehicle Act mandatorily requires that helmet must be worn by two-wheeler riders.

 

  • Number of Riders on a Bike

By virtue of Section 128 of the Motor Vehicle Act, the maximum number of persons who can ride a bike are two persons.

 

  • Racing and Speeding

A first-time offender, who is found guilty of racing and speeding on the roads (i.e. driving above the required speed), is liable to  imprisonment up to 1 month and/or fine of Rs. 500.

 

For a second time offender, he/she is liable to an imprisonment up to 1 month and/or fine up to Rs. 1000.

 

  • Driving an Uninsured Vehicle

The law requires that every vehicle must be insured. Thus, if you drive an uninsured vehicle, you are liable to attract a penalty of imprisonment up to 3 months and/or fine of Rs.2000 – for first-time offenders.

 

For second-time offenders, you are liable to attract a penalty of imprisonment up to 3 months and/or fine of Rs.4000.

 

  • Driving When you have been Disqualified from Driving

Any person who continues to drive in contravention of his disqualification, will attract a fine of Rs.10,000.

 

  • Travelling without a Ticket

There is a current requirement that every person travelling in a State transport bus must possess a ticket. This requirement has been made effective from 1st of September, 2019.

 

Thus, if you travel in a State transport bus without your ticket, you will attract a fine up to Rs. 200 – Rs. 500.

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