If we go by the traffic control system of the country, then one thing goes with me saying - it is extremely well built. However, intentionally or not, you will have to be penalised when you break any rules. In its simplest form, this penalty is called the "challan".
The challan will be handed over to you depending on which rule you break. You can't skip any challan in the strict system in India. However, the rates vary not only on the instance but also from one state to another.
Challan Penalties in Kerala
Kerala is quite a populated state. Recently, Kerala has faced a lot of road accidents, so a revised format has been set up. The challan penalties in Kerala are as follows:
Driving without putting on a seat belt - Rs 1000
Driving Without Having A Helmet On - Rs. 500
Driving as well as Riding Without A Valid Driving Licence - Rs. 5000
Racing or speeding your vehicle - Rs. 5000
Parking in No Parking Area: For the first offence: Rs 500; For repeat offence: Rs 1500
Not following the traffic signal - For first offence- Rs 5000; For repeat offence- Rs 10000
Speeding for a medium to large vehicle- Rs. 3000
Detering the smooth and easy flow of traffic - Rs. 200
Driving while being on the mobile phone Rs. 2000
Driving while drinking or after drinking - 10000
Driving a vehicle without an authorised registration - Rs 2000
Driving a vehicle that has not yet been insured - Rs 2000
Not keeping the observed road regulations in mind - Rs 1000
Driving without insurance - Rs 2000
Overloading - Rs 2000
Challan Penalties In Nagaland
On the other hand, Nagaland is one state with low street commotion. Hence, many people driving vehicles are quite cautious and follow the rules.
Recently, Nagaland has formulated a State Level Road Safety Committee and District Level Road Safety Committee, which went through discrete discussions and then decided on the rates. The challan penalty rates in Nagaland are as follows:
Driving without having the seatbelt on- Rs 1000
Any member riding a two-wheeler without a helmet on - Rs 1000
Driving your vehicle on the road without a valid number plate - For the first offence - Rs 500; For repeat offence - Rs 1500
Parking The vehicle in an area which has been strictly mentioned as a "no parking zone" - For the first offence - Rs 500; For repeat offence - Rs 1500; Minor driving vehicle - Rs 25000
Breaking or disobeying the traffic signal under any circumstances - For first offence -5000; For repeat offence - Rs 10000
Driving the vehicle in a dangerous or rush manner might lead to an accident - For the first offence - Rs 5000; For repeat offence - Rs 10000
Making use of the phone while driving the car - For the first offence - Rs 5000; For repeat offence - Rs 10000
Drinking and driving - Rs 10000
Driving the vehicle without the legal registration- Rs 2000
Driving a vehicle which does not have insurance - Rs 2000
Violating the road regulations as observed - Rs 1000
Driving without a driving license which is not valid - Rs 500
Driving without the appropriate insurance - Rs 2000
Differences in Penalties
Nagaland has a strict penalty in most cases. This was introduced recently to ensure that one can eliminate any long-term accidents in Nagaland and have fear and responsibility while driving.
However, Kerala, on the other hand, has got a more strict implementation, and you have to pay the challan within 60 days. Supervision is quite strict during the night hours, so there is not much scope to escape from the situation.
The difference in penalty charges is quite evident, and as we have mentioned, these rates go through a revision. The rates can be higher in Nagaland, but the efficiency of applying the challan rates is more frequent in Kerala.