Road safety will always be a serious issue in India. The Indian government has introduced some drastic changes to traffic challans under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 from September 2019, to enhance road safety. The fines have been increased by a hefty margin. Most states have implemented these new traffic fines. However, there are some states which have their own traffic penalties within the framework of the act.
This has led to differences in the challans in different states, like Karnataka and Rajasthan. Karnataka�s diverse industries, culture, and sights attract people, which results in more vehicles and more traffic violations.
If you are from Karnataka, you might be taken aback by the challan system in Rajasthan and also vice versa. Let us delve into how the challan systems of these two states are similar and different. The ultimate aim is to provide a safe driving experience by embracing the correct traffic rules.
Challan Details in Karnataka
The details of challans for traffic violations in Karnataka are as below:
Fine for overspeeding: INR 1,000 to INR 2,000
Fine for not wearing a helmet: INR 500
Fine for drunk driving: Court fine
Fine for not wearing a seat belt: INR 500
Fine for reckless driving: INR 1,000
Using a mobile phone while driving/ riding: INR 1,000
Overloading of a two-wheeler: INR 500
Racing on public roads: INR 5,000
Driving without a number plate: INR 500
Minor riding or driving: INR 5,000
Offence related to air/ noise pollution: INR 1,000
Honking in silent zones: INR 500 to INR 1,000
Obstructing emergency vehicle (ambulance/fire engine): INR 1,000
Driving during disqualification: INR 10,000
Fine for driving without a valid license: INR 1,000 to INR 5,000
Fine for driving without valid insurance: INR 1,000 to INR 4,000
Driving without valid registrations: Court Fine
Driving without a proper permit: Court fine
Driving without PUC: Court Fine
Traffic signal jumping: INR 500
Lane indiscipline: INR 500
One-way offence: INR 500
Not obeying/obstructing traffic police: INR 1,000
Offence related to stop line: INR 1,000
Disobeying traffic police: INR 2,000
No Parking: INR 1,000.
Challan Details in Rajasthan
Traffic challan penalties in Rajasthan are similar to those in Karnataka but with slight differences in type and amount of penalty. You should keep these differences in mind while driving in Rajasthan.
Fine for driving without a valid driving licence: INR 5,000
Fine for driving a vehicle without a registration certificate: INR 2,000
Fine for driving without valid motor insurance: INR 2,000/ INR 4,000 for a repeat offence
Fine for not wearing a seatbelt: INR 1,000
Using a mobile phone while driving or riding: INR 1,000
Triple riding a two-wheeler: INR 1,000
Fine for not wearing a helmet on a two-wheeler: INR 1,000
Fine for dangerous/rash driving: INR 1,000 to INR 10,000
Fine for overspeeding: INR 1,000
Fine for jumping a red light signal: INR 1,000
Fine for Reckless/rash driving: INR 500
Driving without a permit: INR 10,000
Fine for driving under the influence of alcoholic/ intoxicating substances: INR 10,000
Obstructing emergency vehicles: INR 10,000
Overspeeding of Heavy vehicles: INR 2,000
Overspeeding for LMVs: INR 1,000
Fine for racing on the road (Two-wheelers): INR 5,000/ INR 10,000 for a repeat offence
Fine for driving a vehicle in a restricted area: INR 20,000
Fine for overloading goods on vehicles: INR 20,000 and INR 2,000 per tonne
Violation of order of traffic authorities: INR 500
Fine for driving without a permit: INR 10,000
Offences by Juveniles: INR 25,000 and three years imprisonment
Collection of Challans
Challans can be paid through the KarnatakOne Portal. There is also an on-the-spot e-challan option available.
You can pay your challans online in Rajasthan through the Parivahan website or the official website of the Rajasthan government. They can be paid offline too.
Staying informed about the road traffic violation penalties in Karnataka and Rajasthan will provide you with the information to make responsible decisions while driving. A comparison of the differences between the challan penalties in Karnataka and Rajasthan suggests that broadly the same violations are penalised, but there are certain differences in terms of the amount of the penalties and type.
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