Kerala Traffic Police Challan & Traffic Fines

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Vehicle owners/drivers have to follow the traffic rules to have a hassle-free and smooth drive. Despite following the traffic rules, the accidents seem to be inevitable. According to the data released by Kerala city traffic police department, around 4000 people died in road accidents across Kerala.

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      Kerala Traffic Rules

      The increasing number of road accidents and death rates, the Government of India made amendments in the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. This amendment was made in September 2019. It has impacted the traffic scenario Kerala that made vehicle owners more aware of keeping mandatory documents like license, insurance, etc. with them when they are driving on the road.

      However, the Government of Kerala came in front and provided a bit of relief in the amount of traffic violation fines so that the citizens of Kerala do not have to bear heavy fines as per the amendment made in the Motor Vehicle Act by the Indian Government.

      But before telling you about the slashed challan rates and Amended Challan Rates, let us first tell you about the documents that you have to carry while driving on the roads of Kerala.

      Documents Required to Avoid Kerala Traffic Challan

      According to the Kerala traffic rules every driver/owner of a vehicle has to carry the below mentioned documents.

      • Driving License
      • Registration Certificate (RC)
      • Pollution under control certificate (PUC)
      • Third-party Liability insurance policy

      If any defaulter is caught by the traffic police and not able to show any of these documents when asked, then the traffic police can issue a Kerala traffic challan to that person.

      Slashed Traffic Challan in Kerala Post Amendment

      The Government of Kerala cut down some of the traffic challan rates to provide relief to the vehicle owners/drivers of the state.


      Fines under Amended Motor Vehicle Act (Rs.)

      Reduced Fine by Kerala Government from Oct 24, 2019 (Rs.)

      Speeding on Light Weight Vehicle



      Riding without helmet



      Speeding & Racing



      Speeding on Medium heavy Vehicle



      Using mobile while riding/driving



      Unchanged Kerala Traffic Challan Post Amendment

      Apart from the above mentioned violations, the unchanged challans are as follows:


      Kerala Traffic Challan Rates (As per amendment on Sept 1, 2019) (In Rs.)

      Driving without fastening seatbelt


      Driving without license


      Driving without car insurance policy

       First time offence will attract a fine of Rs. 2000 and/or prison sentence up to 3 months.

       Second time offence will attract a fine of Rs. 4000 and/or prison sentence up to 3 months.

      Causing obstruction to free flowing traffic


      Using unauthorized vehicle without license


      Driving when physically or mentally unfit to drive

      Rs. 1000 fine for first time offence and Rs. 2000 fine for second time offence

      Driving after disqualification

      Rs. 10,000

      Driving while intoxicated

       Prison sentence up to 6 months and/or fine of Rs. 10,000 for first time.

       Prison sentence up to 2 years and/or fine of Rs. 15,000 for second time


      Not Giving way to emergency vehicle


      Riding without ticket


      If you violate any Kerala traffic rules then traffic police of Kerala will fine you according to the violation fine mentioned in the table above and if the vehicle owner/driver get caught on the traffic camera then the challan will be sent to his/her registered address and he/she will have to pay the fine online.

      How to Pay the Challan Online?

      As we live in the digital era, the camera’s installed on the traffic signals and on the side of the roads as well as the sensor that records the speed of the vehicle, it has become easier for the traffic police to spot the defaulter. If you every get caught on camera violation any traffic rules in Kerala then you will have to pay the fine online. Here are the steps you can follow to pay the fine online.

      • Visit the Kerala police website.
      • For better understanding you can choose the language whether English or Malayalam
      • Look at the middle of the website and you will see an icon that reads Vehicle Fine
      • Click on that icon
      • Or you can click on General information then e-service and the e-payment.
      • Another page will open where you will see a bad where you will have to enter your vehicle number then click on search
      • It will display all the pending challans with Kerala traffic police.
      • Select the challan
      • Enter the required information
      • Click on Pay
      • The payment gateway will open
      • Select a method for payment
      • You will receive a payment receipt after the payment is done

      Traffic Rules that Every Vehicle Owner Should Follow in Kerala

      There are some of the important traffic rules that every citizen of the state of Kerala should follow.

      • Every vehicle owner/driver should carry the important documents in hard as well as soft copy while driving in the state. This will help you avoid getting fined if the traffic police stops and starts checking documents randomly.
      • Always fasten your seatbelt and wear helmet. They are for your own physical as well as financial safety.
      • Follow traffic signals, road signs and speed limits while driving on the road. Helps in avoiding accidents.
      • Do never drink and drive. This is one of the major reasons for increasing deaths and fatal injuries on road. Park your car in a safe place and take a cab or auto if drunk.
      • Do not use your mobile phone while driving a car or riding a bike. You can use a mobile holder instead while driving and riding a bike in case you require navigation.
      • Always cooperate with traffic police when they stop you. Not cooperating with them and land you in jail.

      Traffic rules are made for your own safety. Following them will keep you as well as others safe on road. To avoid Kerala traffic challan do not violate any traffic rule.

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