Have you ever thought that breaking traffic rules or not observing them strictly is not such a big offense? You are totally mistaken! Traffic rules are something that should never be neglected or taken for granted! Observing traffic rules is absolutely essential for every person in terms of safety to others and for one’s own safety as well.
If traffic rules are properly followed, then a whole lot of problems can be completely avoided. Traffic challans are issued to any and every one who violates traffic rules to make them realize the importance of following the rules and to make the road a safer place for all to travel. Some of the most common traffic challans and the fines imposed have been discussed below.
Common types of Traffic Police Challans in India
- Challan related to traffic signal rules:
- Jumping the red light is one of the most common offences for which a traffic challan is issued. Though this may sound like a very trivial thing, its implications can be real bad. One might end up hitting another vehicle or a person which could lead damage to oneself and the other person. 119/177 MVA is the section under which one will be penalized and the fine is Rs 100.
- Do not disobey a sign board since it incur a fine of Rs 100 and will be penalized under the sections 22(b) RRR, 239 MMVR and
- Challans related to speed and overtaking:
- Over-speed is another big yet very common mistake that drivers often make. 112-183 MVA is the section under which one would be penalized and the fine can be upto Rs 1000.
- If overtaken from the wrong side, a challan of Rs 100 is issued under the RRR 6/1/177 MVA section.
- Challans related to documents:
- Driving without a valid license? Then for sure one is entitled to get a traffic challan. 3 r/w 181 MVA is the section under which a person can be penalized and the fine is Rs 500 and/or imprisonment upto 3 months.
- Given your vehicle to someone who is not authorized to drive? It is an offence. The fine is Rs 1000 and/or 3 months jail and the section under which a person is penalized is 5 r/w 180 MVA.
- Challans related to driving:
- If the vehicle is being driven by a minor, the challan issued is under section 4 r/w 181 MVA and the fine is Rs 500.
- Driving without a helmet can get real dangerous. You are fined Rs 100 under section 129 r/w177 MVA.
- Rash driving can get anyone into a lot of trouble. If a person is ever caught by a traffic policeman for this, he will levy a fine of Rs 1000 under the section 184 MVA.
- Dangerous driving can be equally bad and can have some very serious implications. Section 112-183 MVA is the one under which one is penalized and a fine of Rs 1000 and/or 6 months of imprisonment might be levied.
- Do not ever drive on a footpath. This does put the pedestrian and the rider at risk. Section RRR 177 MVA entitles the rider to Rs 100 fine for this offence.
- Challans related to number plate:
- Got an ‘Applied for’ on the number plate, and travelling with the board on the vehicle? A fine of Rs 4500 has to be paid under section 39/192 MVA.
- Even when there is an offensive number displayed on the number plate a fine of Rs 100 is charged under the sections CMVR 105 (2) (ii) and 177 MVA.
- Challan related to traffic police:
- Be very sure of not disrespecting or being offensive to a traffic police in uniform. If misbehaviour has been detected, the policeman can penalize under sections 119 MVA, 22(a) RRR and 177 MVA. He can charge upto Rs 100 for this offence.
- The next time a traffic policeman signals to stop your vehicle do not dare to just ignore him and ride away! He will penalize under section 119 r/w 177 MVA and can charge upto Rs 100 for this offence.
- Challan related to pollution:
- Do not smoke when travelling in a public transport a fine of upto Rs 100 can be levied under section 86(1)(5)/177 DMVR.
- When your vehicle’s silencer or muffler is found to make too much of a noise then you are penalized under sections CMVR 120 and 190(2) MVA and charged Rs 500.
- Do not use a horn in the silence zone else a fine of Rs 100 can be levied and a traffic challan under the sections 21(ii) RRR and 177 MVA will be issued.
- Challans related to other offences:
- Using a mobile phone while driving can get you into trouble. 184 MVA is the section under which one is penalized and the fine can be as huge as Rs 1000.
- Do not drive when mentally or physically unfit. If someone is found guilty of driving under such circumstances he would be penalized under section 186 MVA and issued a Court challan.
- Even listening to music while driving on road is an offence. 102/177 MVA is the penalizing section and the fine is Rs 100.
Traffic rules are to benefit after all
Be wise and understand that obeying traffic rules is beneficial for one and all. Being more careful and alert on the road can avoid all kinds of mishaps. Follow all traffic rules properly and always prove that one is a good citizen so that yourself and everyone else are safe on the road.
Traffic rules are created by keeping the safety of the citizens in mind and are real useful if followed well. Educate yourself and the people around about all kinds of traffic rules and ensure all of them are safe and sound at all times. Make sure to acquire more knowledge on the entire traffic rules properly so that a traffic challan is never ever issued.