Penalties Mr. BJ Laloo, Shillong’s SP(Traffic) could have levied on Manavon Massar

Mr. Bashan J Laloo, SP(Traffic) of Shillong needs a better press agent. Rather than defend his ‘subduing’ action which resulted in fractured hand of Manavon Massar, Mr. Laloo should go back to his textbooks. Even some of those who want to balance the story of a ‘Musician with Broken Fingers’, need to know that no traffic offence or for that matter any offence allows the Police to inflict violence on any person. We will repeat for you balanced heads – no traffic offence or for that matter any offence allows the Police to inflict violence on any person. Even Manavon Massar agrees that he had violated traffic laws by overtaking and he should have been punished accordingly. But Mr. B J Laloo reads some other rule book where sticks do the work rather than fines. So to help Mr. BJL (and you loyal readers), we provide you with a short guide to punishments and fines for traffic violations.

List of traffic police fines for violations

Traffic rules in India are in accordance with The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Every change in the fine amount is clearly stated in the updated act. Following is the list of violations and their corresponding traffic fines:

Under SectionOffencePenalty in Rupees
177General500
177ARoad Rules Violation500
178Travelling Without Ticket500
179Disobeying orders from the authorities2000
180Driving an unauthorized vehicle5000
181Driving Without License5000
182Driving Despite Disqualification10000
182 BOversize vehicles5000
183Overspeeding1000 (Light Weight), 2000 (Medium Passenger Vehicle)
184Rash Driving5000
185Driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance10000
189Illegal racing5000
192 AVehicle Without PermitUp to 10000
193Aggregators (Violations of licensing conditions)25000 to 100000
194Overloading goods20000, 2000 Per Every Extra Tonne
194 AOverloading of passengers (Example : 4th Seat of Auto)Rs 1000 per extra passenger
194 BNot Wearing Seat Belt1000
194 COverloading of Two Wheelers2000, License Disqualified for 3 months
194 DRiding a two-wheeler without helmet1000, License Disqualified for 3 months
194 ENot Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles10000
196Driving Without Insurance2000
199Offences by JuvenilesVehicle Owner / Guardian fined 25000 with 3 Years Jail. Juvenile Offender under JJ Act, Vehicle Registration will be Cancelled.
206Power of Officers to impound documentsDriving licenses will be suspended Under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D and 194E
210 BOffences committed by enforcing authoritiesDouble the penalty under a corresponding section

AND DRUNK DRIVING?

Driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance is a serious crime. Chances of damage and injuries increase exponentially when a driver is not alert of his/her surroundings while driving. It is dangerous not only for the driver but also to co-passengers and others present on the road. Thus, the fine amount depends on the level of intoxicating substance present in the blood. Drinking alcohol and driving a vehicle are common occurrences, here is the list of traffic police fines for the same:

Alcohol LevelTraffic Fines and penalties and Jail
30 to 60 mgFine of Rs. 2000 or/and 6 months of imprisonment.
60 to 150 mg1 year of imprisonment and/or a fine of Rs.4000. Repeated offence leads to 3 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of Rs.8000.
150 mg or aboveOne-time offender is charged Rs. 5000 along with 2 years of imprisonment. If the offence is repeated within 3 years the punishment is Rs.10000 fine plus 4 years of imprisonment.

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