Salient Features of Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2016


Section Old Provision / PenaltyNew Proposed Provision / Minimum Penalties177GeneralRs 100Rs 500New 177ARules of road regulation violationRs 100Rs 500178Travel without ticketRS 200Rs 500179Disobedience of orders of authoritiesRs 500Rs 2000180Unautorized use of vehicles without licenceRs 1000Rs 5000181Driving without licenceRs 500Rs 5000182Driving despite disqualificationRs 500Rs 10,000182 BOversize vehiclesNewRs 5000183Over speedingRs 400Rs 1000 for LMV

Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle184Dangerous driving penaltyRs 1000Upto Rs 5000185Drunken drivingRs 2000Rs 10,000189Speeding / RacingRs 500Rs 5,000192 AVehicle without permitupto Rs 5000Upto Rs 10,000193Aggregators (violations oflicencing conditions)NewRs 25,000 to

Rs 1,00,000194OverloadingRs 2000 and

Rs 1000 per extra tonneRs 20,000 and

Rs 2000 per extra tonne194 AOverloading of passengersRs 1000 per extra passenger194 BSeat beltRs 100Rs 1000194 COverloading of two wheelersRs 100Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence194 DHelmetsRs 100Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence194 ENot providing way for emergency vehiclesNewRs 10,000196Driving Without InsuranceRS 1000Rs 2000199Offences by JuvenilesNewGuardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled206Power of Officers to impound documentsSuspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E210 BOffences committed by enforcing authoritiesTwice the penalty under the relevant section(Table courtesy,, Press Information Bureau website.) 

What is noteworthy is the provision for imposition of penalty for unauthorized use of vehicles by juveniles, whereby the guardian and owner is made liable for penal action. 

Protection of Good Samaritans

The Act defines

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Author: Legal Discipulus

A law student, blogger and intraday trader. “Perhaps the most important thing I learned was about democracy, that democracy is not our government, our constitution, our legal structure. Too often they are enemies of democracy.” - Howard Zinn

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