A scooty rider stopped in Gurgaon by traffic police for not wearing a helmet and while enquiring, they found he did not have documents: License, RC (Registration Certificate) and NPV certificate (Non-Polluting Vehicle) handy. He was fined Rs. 5,000 for not carrying License, Rs. 5,000 for not carrying RC, Rs. 2,000 for not carrying vehicle insurance, Rs. 10,000 for violating law and Rs. 1,000 for not wearing a helmet, which altogether cover up to Rs. 23,000.
While he was caught, police gave him 10 minutes to get the documents. He was a resident of Delhi and could not apt to bring them within the stipulated time. Police quickly printed a challan of Rs. 23,000 and put onto his vehicle. He even shared a WhatsApp image of License for which its fine must have relaxed; however, it was not and he had to keep the challan of Rs. 23,000. He mentioned that “his scooty does not cost that much even, and will keep all the documents in the future”.
Under the new traffic rules, more stringent fines have been placed for common traffic violations.
- For speeding a vehicle could get charged a fine of Rs. 1,000- Rs. 2,000.
- For driving without vehicle insurance, a vehicle could get charged of Rs. 2,000.
- For driving without helmet, a rider could have to pay Rs. 1,000 and license suspension for up to 3 months.
- For driving without clipping seat belt, a vehicle and its driver could have to pay Rs. 1,000.
- For using mobile phone while driving, a charge of Rs. 1,000-5,000 and its penalty fee depends upon the traffic on the road.
- For drunk driving, it is Rs. 10,000.
- For not giving way to ambulance and firefighter vehicles could charge a fine of Rs. 10,000.
The law came into effect on September 1. On the first day, the Delhi Police issued 3,900 challans.