Like many other states in India, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh updated the traffic rules including the penalties levied for violating them. This has been done to ensure that people abide by the traffic rules, which can help improve the driving conditions in the state.
The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has announced that anyone found guilty of violating traffic rules in the state will be charged with heavy penalties including the suspension of their driving if necessary.
We will have a look at the update in traffic fines in Arunachal Pradesh.
List of updated Fines for Violation of Traffic Rules in Arunachal Pradesh
|Violation||New penalty in effect from 1 September 2019||Old penalty|
|Driving or riding without a driving licence||
|Driving without a seat belt||Rs.1,000 and/or community service||Rs.100|
|Driving or riding without carrying any proper insurance documents||
|Violation of road rules||Rs.500- Rs.1000||Rs.100|
|Driving or riding dangerously or jumping red light||Rs.1,000- Rs.5,000 and /or imprisonment for 6-months to 1 year, seizure of the driving licence||Rs.100 - Rs.300|
|Driving or riding while using a cellphone||Rs.5,000||Rs.1,000|
|Speeding or racing||
|Not giving way to emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire engines, etc.||Rs.10,000 and/or community service||Rs.500|
|Riding without a helmet (rider and pillion rider)||Rs.1,000, and/or disqualification of driving licence, community service for 3-months||Rs.100|
|Overloading two-wheelers||Rs.2,000 and disqualification of driving licence, and/or up to 3-months of community service||Rs.100|
|Juvenile offences||Rs.25,000 with imprisonment of up to 3-years, cancellation of registration for 12 months, juvenile will not be eligible for a licence until 25 years of age||-|
|Driving or riding despite being disqualified||Rs.10,000, and/or community service||Rs.500|
|Overboarding passengers||Rs.200 for every extra passenger and/or community service||-|
|Driving or riding without a ticket||Rs.500||Rs.200|
|Offence committed such as offering bribes||Twice the penalty||-|
|Unauthorized use of vehicle without a driving licence||Rs.1,000- Rs.5,000||Rs.1,000|
|Disobeying the orders of the authorities||Rs.2,000||Rs.500|
|Driving or riding vehicles without permit||Rs.10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 6-months, community service||Up to Rs.5,000|
|Oversized vehicles||Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 and/or community service||-|
|Overloading||Rs.20,000 + Rs.2,000 for every extra tonne and/or community service||Rs.2,000 + Rs.1,000 for every extra tonne|
|Driving or riding without a driving licence (for aggregators)||Rs.25,000 to Rs.1 lakh||-|
|Driving or riding without having the vehicle registered||
|Using a horn in a silent zone||
How to pay the fines?
As of now, you will have to visit the court to pay the fines. However, for some offences, you can pay the challan on-site.