India has an amazing transport system, but it's not short of bottlenecks brought on by traffic accidents. They cause traffic congestion, result in loss of human life, and do a number on the infrastructure, affecting traffic flow due to temporary closures and repairs.
To take the load off the country's medical and economic resources, the Government of India revised the Motor Vehicle Act of 1989 to promote responsible driving behaviour.
Now, citizens can expect to dig deeper into their pockets if they're found to be violating laws set to ensure road safety. These fines vary across states; we'll aim to shed light on the differences you can expect in challan fines for specific offences in Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana.
Arunachal Pradesh vs. Haryana: A Face-off in Challan Penalties
Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana go head-to-head with traffic provisions and regulations, resulting in some form of uniformity in challan amounts for various offences.
Take dangerous/rash driving, for example.
This type of driving behaviour, where the driver/rider flouts speeding rules, makes sudden lane changes without using the appropriate signals or overtakes suddenly, puts everyone from the driver to the passengers to the pedestrians at risk.
It's a grave problem that causes nearly 90% of road accidents!
To curb this endangerment to human life, the Governments of both states, Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana, are united in the fine levied to discourage drivers from breaking the rules, slapping a massive Rs. 10,000 fine on those found guilty of the violation.
This consistency continues for almost all offences, save a few � which are highlighted below:
Driving/Riding Without Having the Vehicle Registered
Your vehicle has to be registered with the government of the state to be considered "roadworthy". Once you do that, you'll be given a registration certificate (RC) book, which contains essential information about your vehicle (and yourself).
RC contains comprehensive vehicle history, allows the authorities to track the vehicle in case of road accidents, and ensures accountability if any unlawful activity is conducted with your vehicle. Safe to say, it's an important document to have on hand.
If you're stopped by traffic law enforcement and can not produce your RC when asked, you'll have to pay a penalty; the fine amount will differ between the two states:
Arunachal Pradesh: Rs. 3,000 fine for the first offence, which will go up to Rs. 5,000 for subsequent offences.
Haryana: Rs. 5,000 fine for the first offence, which will go up to Rs. 10,000 for subsequent offences.
Using Horn In a Silent Zone
Silent zones are areas where the sound levels must be kept at a minimum � unless there is a public emergency, to foster a calm and quiet environment that adds to the overall well-being of their residents and those who are in the vicinity.
When you use the horn in these areas � think hospitals, courts, religious hotspots, and schools, you can unnecessarily create disturbance and inconvenience.
You may even distract drivers on the road with you, leading to potential accidents.
As a result, you're discouraged from indulging in this reckless behaviour. If you don't follow this rule, you can attract the following fines in the two states:
Arunachal Pradesh: Rs. 1,000 fine for the first offence, which will go up to Rs. 2,000 for subsequent offences.
Haryana: Rs. 2,000 fine for the first offence, which will go up to Rs. 4,000 for subsequent offences.
Alcohol interferes what the brain, impairing your judgement, memory, and reflexes required to safely drive a vehicle on the road. It affects your perception of speed and delays your reaction time in time-sensitive and unexpected situations.
As a result, it increases your risk of being in an accident, also putting the lives of those in/on the vehicle with you and those around you at risk.
That's why driving under the influence is against the law, irrespective of whether you're in Arunachal Pradesh or Haryana. If you're found to be drinking and driving, expect to pay the following penalties in addition to dealing with the legal repercussions:
Arunachal Pradesh: Rs. 10,000 fine.
Haryana: You'll have to make a settlement in court.
While there may be many similarities in the regulatory framework in Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana, it's important to familiarize yourself with specific scenarios where challan penalties differ between the two states, so you can stay compliant with the law, always.
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