President Ramnath Kovind approves Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019: The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2019 has been passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 31, 2019. In order to make roads safer, the centre in an agreement with the state transport ministers came up with an all-new bill to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2017 was passed by the Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017, and it was pending in the Rajya Sabha.

The minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said that the amendments made in the bill are going to improve road safety, strengthen rural transport, facilitate citizens in their dealings with transport departments, computerisation and online services.

Here are the amendments in different penalties:

Driving without a licence:

Old fine: Rs 500

New fine: Rs 5000

Driving without insurance:

Old fine: Rs 1000

New fine: Rs 2000

Over speeding:

Old fine: Rs 400

New fine: Rs 1000 for LMV and Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicles

Drunken Driving:

Old fine: Rs 2000

New fine: Rs 10,000

Not wearing a seat belt:

Old fine: Rs 100

New fine: Rs 1000


Old fine: Rs 500

New Fine: Rs 5,000

Overloading for two-wheelers:

Old fine: Rs 100

New fine: Rs 2000 and licence disqualification for three months.

Disobedience of the orders of authorities:

Old fine: Rs 500

New fine: Rs 2,000


Some new provisions have been accepted to be added in the bill which were proposed previously. 

  • Not providing a way for emergency vehicles: Rs 10,000
  • Oversize vehicles: Rs 5,000
  • Offences by juveniles: Guardian should be liable to pay Rs 25,000 with three years of imprisonment.



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