Traffic Rules and Violation in Odisha

The Government of Odisha announced that there will be a traffic enforcement relaxation for more than three periods in order to make it easier for people to obtain the necessary vehicle-related documents. However, the State Transport Authority (STA) made it clear that anyone found violating the traffic rules in the state and found without valid documents will be penalised heavily.

The traffic fines and the penalties for violation of the rules have been updated in the state. We will list down the update in penalties and fines applicable below.

List of Updated Fines for Violation of Traffic Rules in Odisha

Violation of the rule New penalties in effect from 1 September Old penalties
  • Rs.5,000 and/or prison for 3-months, community service.
  • Rs.10,000 for subsequent violation and prison for up to 1 year, community service.
Not giving way to Emergency Vehicles like Ambulances, Fire Engines, etc. Rs.10,000 and/or community service. Rs.500
Driving or riding despite disqualified Rs.10,000, and/or community service. Rs.500
Disobedience of orders of the authorities Rs.2,000 Rs.500
  • LMV: Rs.1,000- Rs.2,000
  • MPV/HPV: Rs.2,000- Rs.4,000 including the seizing of the license
Driving or riding without ticket Rs.500 Rs.200
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 license
  • Rs.10,000 and/or prison of up to 6 months prison
  • Rs.15,000 and/or prison of up to 2 years for repetitive violation.
Driving or riding dangerously or jumping red light Rs.1,000- Rs.5,000 and/or prison from 6 months to 1 year, including the seizing of license seizure. Rs.100 - Rs.300
Driving without seat belt Rs.1,000 and/or community service. Rs.100
Violation of road rules Rs.500- Rs.1,000 Rs.100
Riding without helmet (rider and pillion rider) Rs.1,000, and/or disqualification of license, community service for up to 90 days. Rs.100
Overloading two-wheelers Rs.2,000 and license disqualification, and/or 90 days of community service. Rs.100
Driving or riding without carrying any proper insurance documents
  • Rs.2,000 and/or prison of up to 90 days, community service
  • Rs.4,000 for subsequent offence.
Driving or riding while using cellphone Rs.5,000 Rs.1,000
Unauthorized use of vehicles without driving license Rs.1,000- Rs.5,000 Rs.1,000
Vehicles without permit Rs.10,000 and/or prison of up to 6 months, community service. Up to Rs.5,000
Juvenile offences Rs.25,000 with prison of up to 90 days, cancellation of registration for 12 months, juvenile will not be eligible for license until 25 years of age. -
Overboarding passengers Rs.200 for every extra passenger and/or community service. -
Offence committed such as offering bribes Twice the penalty. -
Oversized vehicles Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 and/or community service -
Driving or riding without driving license (for aggregators) Rs.25,000 - Rs.1,00,000 -
Driving or riding without registration
  • Rs.5,000
  • Rs.10,000 for subsequent offence
Using horn in silent zone
  • Rs.2,000
  • Rs.4,000 for subsequent offence

Tips to avoid Traffic Fines for Owners of four-wheelers

  • Wear your seatbelt at all times. The person sitting in front with you should also wear seat belts at all times.
  • Carry all the necessary documents including your driving license with you.
  • Drive your vehicle within the speed limit.
  • Make way for emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, etc.
  • Do carry a physical copy of your insurance policy. Do not forget to renew it if it has expired.
  • Do not try to bribe any traffic official. If you have violated any rule, pay the fine.
  • Never drink and drive.

Tips to avoid Traffic Fines for Owners of two-wheelers

  • Make sure you and the pillion are always wearing helmets.
  • Carry your driving license with you at all times. If you have a learner’s license, make sure the pillion has a valid driving license.
  • Ride within the speed limit.
  • Make way for emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, etc.
  • Carry a physical copy of your insurance policy. Do not forget to renew it before it expires.
  • Do not bribe any traffic officials. It is a crime to offer bribe.
  • Never ride your vehicle while drunk.
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