Apr 03, 2019

Minimum fine of 7 traffic offences upped to Rs. 25,000

A gazette notification has been issued to increase the minimum fine imposed on seven motor traffic law violations to Rs. 25,000.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Transport has stated that the amended rates for traffic offenses will be presented to the Parliament sooner and will be made into a law.

Accordingly, the amount of the fine imposed on motorists driving without driving license will be increased to 30,000 rupees from 25, 000rupees, and at the second stage the fine will be increased from 30,000 rupees to 50 thousand rupees, the Ministry said.

It has also been proposed to increase the fine imposed on employing people who do not have a driving license to drive vehicles from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000.

The fine on driving under infleucne of liquor, causing an accident by such a driver, entering a vehicle to a railway lince carelessly and driving without a vehicle insurance policy will be raised to Rs. 25,000 / -.

However, the President had appointed a committee to probe the proposals as bus and trishaw associations resorted to a trade union action due to increase of the fines.

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