New Traffic Rules & Challans in India 2024

Breaking, violating, or disobeying traffic rules is an offence in India. The Motor Vehicles Act promotes safer driving practices and eliminates traffic violation incidences across the country. However, breaking any rule can lead to hefty fines. Let us take you through several traffic violations and their traffic fine in detail.

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List of Different Traffic Rules 2024 & Traffic Fine

Eventually, most of the states in India have decided to implement the new traffic rules along with new fines for traffic violations. In the table below, you will get to know the fine for traffic violations as per the new traffic rules 2024:

Types of Offence Traffic Fine/Penalty/Challan
Traffic Violations & Fines
Drunk driving ₹10,000 and/or 6 months in prison;

₹15,000 and/or 2 years in prison for repetition

Overloading pillion riders ₹2,000, disqualification of license, and/or community service for three months
Over speeding ₹1,000 for LMV

₹2,000 for MMV

Dangerous driving First Offense: ₹1,000 to ₹5,000, driving license seizure, and/or 6 months to 1 year in prison

Second Offense: ₹10,000, driving license seizure, and up to 2 years in prison

Driving without driving license ₹5,000
Driving without insurance ₹2,000 and/or 3 months in prison, community service; ₹4,000 for repetition of violation
Signal jumping ₹1,000 to ₹5,000, license seizure, and/or 6 months to 1 year in prison
Riding without helmet ₹1,000 plus license scrapping for three months
Riding without permit Up to ₹10,000 and/or up to 6 months imprisonment
Juvenile driving ₹25,000 with three years of imprisonment, cancellation of registration of vehicle for 1 year, and ineligibility to avail a driving license until 25 years of age
Offences Related to Documents
Driving without valid licence ₹5,000
Unauthorised driving without valid licence ₹5,000
Not carrying required documents while driving ₹500
Driving without valid auto insurance ₹2,000 and/or 3 months in prison, community service; ₹4,000 for repetition of violation
Driving without valid permit ₹10,000* and/or up to 6 months of prison and community service
Driving after disqualification ₹10,000
Offences Related to Driving
Violation of road regulations ₹500*
Not obeying authorities' orders ₹2,000
Oversize vehicles ₹5,000
Letting unlicensed individual to drive ₹1,000
Driving without seat belts ₹1,000
Rough/Reckless/Negligent Driving ₹1,000
Dangerous driving ₹5,000
Racing or speeding on public roads ₹5,000
Not making way for emergency vehicles ₹10,000
Not driving in the proper lane Court Challan
Driving against traffic flow ₹100
Reversing without due caution ₹100
Taking prohibited turns ₹100
Failing to slow down at intersection/junction ₹100
Not keeping left of traffic island ₹100
Carrying people on footboard ₹100
Carrying passengers causing inconvenience ₹100
Tripling on bikes/two-wheelers ₹100
Driving on footpath ₹100
Stopping at pedestrian crossings ₹100
Offences Related to Road Marking
Violating yellow line ₹100
Violating stop line ₹100
Violating mandatory signs ₹100
Offences Related to Vehicle Number Plates
Use of offensive number plate ₹100
Not Displaying 'Applied For' in new vehicles ₹4,500
Offences Related to Vehicle Lights
Improper use of headlights/taillights ₹100
Using high beam unnecessarily ₹100
Offences Related to Horn
Driving without horn ₹100
Improper usage of horn ₹100
Offences Related to Traffic Police
Disobeying traffic police officer ₹100
Driving against police signal ₹100
Not complying with manual traffic signal ₹100
Offences Related to Traffic Signal
Not complying with traffic signal ₹100
Failing to give appropriate signal ₹100
Signal jumping ₹100
Offences Related to Speed & Overtaking
Driving above speed limits Up to ₹1,000
Abetment for speeding ₹300
Overtaking hazardously ₹100
Failing to allow safe overtaking ₹100
Overtaking from wrong side ₹100
Other Offences Related to Driving
Purposely disobeying lawful directions ₹500
Driving under influence ₹10,000
Using mobile phone while driving Up to ₹1,000
Leaving vehicle with engine ON unattended ₹100
Leaving vehicle in dangerous position ₹100
Accident involving a minor ₹1,000
Playing music while driving ₹100
Driving without fixed silencer ₹100
Driving when unfit (mentally/physically) Court Challan
Offences Related to Towing of Automobiles
Two-wheeler towing ₹100
Car/Jeep/Cab/Auto Rickshaw towing ₹200
Truck/Tanker/Trailer towing ₹600
Offences Related to Pollution
Smoking in public transport ₹100

How to Pay Different Types of Traffic Fines in India?

There are two ways of paying challans in India: pay an on-spot fine or visit the court to pay the fine. Here is a quick table to help you decide how to pay:

Pay On-Spot Fine Visit Court to Pay Fine
Driving without DL Jumping traffic light
Driving without RC Driving against the right direction
Driving without valid insurance policy Drunk driving
Over speeding Juvenile driving
Driving without helmet/seatbelt -
Violation of road regulations -
Use of horns in no honking zone -
Overloading -
Driving oversized vehicles -
Driving vehicles without permit -
Disobedience of orders given by the authorities -
Use of unauthorized vehicles without license -
Not giving way to emergency services vehicles, such as ambulance, fire brigade, etc. -
Speeding or racing -
Driving while on mobile phone (handheld) -

Tips to Avoid Bike Challan for Traffic Violation

Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind as a two-wheeler owner or rider to keep yourself safe on the road:

  • Always wear a helmet, both driver and a pillion rider.
  • Ensure you have a valid two-wheeler driving license. However, if you have a learner's license, ensure your pillion rider has a valid driving license.
  • Always ride your vehicle in the right lane and follow the traffic rules & regulations.
  • Maintain the speed limit directed by traffic authorities.
  • Ensure you make way for emergency services vehicles, such as ambulances, fire bridges, etc.
  • Even though a digital copy of your documents is sufficient, carrying a physical copy of all your two-wheeler documents, including your bike insurance policy, is always a wise idea.
  • Additionally, always check your bike insurance policy expiry date to avoid future hassle while settling your claims.
  • In the worst case, if you still haven't bought or renewed the bike insurance policy, ensure you get it done on time.
  • Remember, do not try to bribe traffic police officers; it is a crime, and you will have to pay a hefty fine.
  • Never drink and ride, not even if you have consumed only a single sip of alcohol.

In case you have violated any traffic rule and a bike challan is issued against you, you have to pay the e-challan within 60 days from the date of issuance. You can check the bike e-challan status online and pay it online.

New Traffic Rules: The Road Ahead!

There are mixed reactions about the new traffic penalties. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure: the dramatic spike in the penalty amount will ensure disciplined driving. As a responsible citizen, follow all the steps outlined in the above article and save yourself from paying hefty fines.

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