Traffic rules are for our safety. If no one bothers to follow, it may result in chaos. The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 was in desperate need of updates, especially in terms of challan penalties. Also, the system needed some definite changes to become digitally evolved.
Arunachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu implemented the changes as per the new Motor Vehicle Act 2019 and digitised traffic management.
What is E-challan?
Traffic management got a digital upgrade with the introduction of E-challan. With the help of CCTV cameras, traffic police checks on people for overspeeding, traffic signal violations, wrong turns, etc.
They send challan penalties to violators directly on the registered mobile numbers of the owners. You can check and pay for these E-challans through the government web portal and physically at the nearest traffic police station. You can keep track of your E-challans on the Park+ website.
Some Noteworthy changes as per the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019
Traffic rule offenders had to face challan penalties or suspension of licence. But the penalties were low, and the public never cared enough. After the amendment, the penalties increased tenfold, and lawbreakers face serious consequences. Also, many violations had no importance or penalties.
They now have hefty fines for things such as not giving way to emergency vehicles, rash driving, drunk driving, offences by juveniles, overloading of passengers, traffic offences by enforcing officers, etc. The fines increase in cases of repetition and/or include jail time, suspension or cancellation of licence and registration.
Challan penalties in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh updated its challan penalties drastically as per the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019 for better enforcement of traffic rules. Here are some common traffic violations and Penalties in Arunachal Pradesh:
Drunk driving/ driving under the influence of drugs: Rs 10,000 fine for the first time, Rs. 15000 for a second time and/or jail.
Driving without a seatbelt or helmet: Rs. 1000 fine
Tripling on two-wheelers: Rs. 1000 fine for first-time offenders
Driving without mandatory Insurance: Rs. 2000 fine ( can increase for 4-wheelers)
Using mobile phones while driving: Rs. 5000 for the first time, Rs. 10000 for repeated offence.
Driving without a licence/expired licence: Rs 5000 fine
Not giving way to emergency vehicles: A fine of Rs. 10,000
Traffic lights violation: Rs 5000 for the first time,
Basic traffic rules or traffic police instruction violation: Rs 500 to 1000 fine
Overspeeding: a fine of Rs. 2000
All challan penalties are listed on the Park+ website and the government web portals of Arunachal Pradesh. The penalties differ in the case of repeated offences and the type of vehicle. Andhra Pradesh also has e-GRAS websites for the-challan collection. You can also make offline payments at local traffic police stations.
Challan penalties in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is infamous for the maximum number of road accidents in the country. Similar to Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu has followed the Motor Vehicles Act amended in 2019 and updated challan penalties, and started issuing e-challans.
It is compulsory to carry your licence, vehicle registration, insurance, and PUC certificate at all times with your car in Tamil Nadu. Here are some traffic rules violations fine in Tamil Nadu:
Violation of general traffic rules and road regulations: Fine of Rs. 500
Disobeying traffic police orders: Rs 2000 fine.
Driving without a valid Registration Certificate/ expired registration: Rs 5000 fine.
Driving without valid vehicle insurance/ expired insurance: Rs. 2000 and/or 3 months of jail for the first time, Rs. 4000 and/or 3-month imprisonment for repeated offences.
Driving with more than 2 riders on 2-wheelers: Rs 2000 fine and 3-month license suspension.
Underage/minor driving: Fine up to Rs 25000 with 3 years of imprisonment and cancellation of vehicle registration.
Excessive pollution by car: Rs. 1000 for first, Rs. 2000 for repeat offence.
Violation of Driving License conditions: Fine of Rs. 25000 to Rs. 100,000
Other serious penalties for traffic rules violations in tamil nadu include not giving way to emergency vehicles, riding without a helmet, driving with expired insurance, etc.- which can lead to hefty fines and/or suspension of driving license.
The new Motor Vehicle Act is accepted and imposed by Tamil Nadu and Arunachal Pradesh. The changes in traffic challans have faced a lot of backlash from the public, but the increase in challan penalties has led to increased following of traffic rules all over the country.
By being aware of these disparities, individuals can ensure compliance with each state's specific regulations, promoting road safety and avoiding unnecessary penalties. To make your parking and traffic-related experiences hassle-free, we invite you to download the Park+ app.
With Park+, you can conveniently check challans, pay fines, and stay updated on the latest traffic rules and regulations. Stay informed, avoid penalties, and experience a hassle-free journey on the roads.