Do not expect too much relief from the state government’s compounding in the heavy fines of the new Motor Vehicles Act. The central government has not given compounding authority to the state government in some important rules related to traffic. That is, you will have to pay full penalty. The new Act has come into force across the country from September 1. The State Transport Department is fixing compounding rates based on the penalty of the Act. A driver caught in a traffic violation is given a chance of compounding at the departmental level before sending the case to court. The rates of compounding are somewhat lower than the penalty of the Act. At present, the rates of the year 2009 are applicable in the state. Their rates are being increased according to the penalty of the new act.
Do’s and Don’t
- So far, the fine for this offense was two thousand rupees and second time three thousand rupees. It has been increased to 10 and 15 thousand. There will be no compounding in this crime.
- The Act sets the ideal standards of driving for driving any vehicle. They are mentioned in detail in section 118 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
- For the negligence of the driver in case of a road accident and for not helping the accident person, a fine of five thousand rupees and ten thousand rupees will be imposed on the second time.
- Even if a vehicle is run without the permission of its owner, it will have to face a penalty of 500 rupees. It is also excluded from compounding.