Published On: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019

Bengaluru traffic police collects Rs 70 lakh fines in five days

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Bengaluru Traffic Police Department collects more than Rs 70 lakh as traffic violation fines from motorists in first five days after the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, came into effect.

Data reveals 6813 people were booked between September 4 and 9 (until 10 am) for traffic violations in the city and the total fine collections were Rs 72,49,900. It averages as about Rs 18 lakh per day.

The number of traffic violations was not seen increased significantly but the collections of fines were much up due to the steep hike in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019.

The fines were hefty for couple of traffic violators like Varthur resident Akash who had to pay Rs 17,000 for multiple violations on September 3. He was charged of driving without a helmet, driving without a license and driving while being drunk.

The usual violations after the hiked fines were driving without helmet. A total of 1968 people were found driving two-wheeler vehicles without wearing a helmet.

Driving without wearing a helmet attracts a fine of Rs 1,000.

Driving without a licence costs Rs 5,000 fine while drunken driving for Rs 10,000.

Bengaluru police collects Rs 70 lakh fines in five days

Travel without ticket – Rs 500
Oversize vehicles – Rs 5,000
Overspeeding – Rs 1,000 for LMV and Rs 2,000 for medium passenger vehicle
Dangerous driving – Rs 10,000
Racing or speeding – Rs 5,000
Not using seat belt – Rs 1,000
Driving without insurance – Rs 2,000

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