Mumbai: A truck owner from Rajasthan was Tuesday fined over Rs. 1 lakh for overloading his vehicle under the new traffic rules.
On Monday, a truck driver in Odisha was fined over Rs. 80,000 for violating several traffic rules, ANI reported.
Under the new rules, the fine for driving without a seat-belt has been increased 10 times from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1000. Using cellphones while driving can attract a fine between Rs. 1,000-5,000 – up from Rs. 1000.
For drunk driving, the fine has been hiked from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 10,000. Speeding has a penalty anywhere between Rs. 1,000 – Rs. 2,000.
In case of any road offence by underage drivers, the guardian or owner of the vehicle will be held guilty. The penalty will be Rs. 25,000 along with three years in jail and the registration will be cancelled.