fines on top gear
Fines imposed for a series of offences including reckless driving,
speeding, driving without an insurance and licenses and under age
drivers have been drastically increased by the budget and will come
into effect from January.
on other offences including theft of antiques, encroachment of archaelogical
sites, illegal excavation of antiques, illegal adoption, operating
a brothel, failure to register a birth, causing any violations during
burial including the cremation of a body after the specific time
have also been increased.
reckless driving the current fine of not less than Rs. 750 has been
increased to a minimum of Rs. 1,500 and a maximum of Rs. 25,000
and the same offence commited subsequently would also bring heavier
fines. For negligent driving the Rs. 500 fine has been increased
to a minimum of Rs. 1,500 and maximum of Rs. 25,000.
fines on motor traffic offences have recorded one of the biggest
increases. Accordingly, a person driving without a licence will
have to pay Rs. 2,500 if found guilty for the offence instead of
the present fine of Rs. 150.
fine for speeding has been increased from Rs. 200 to Rs, 1000. Failure
to carry the revenue license would bring a fine of Rs. 500 instead
of the current Rs. 100. The fine for violation of road rules, failure
to provide signals while driving and failure to wear protective
helmets has been increased from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500. The fine for
underaged driving has been increased from Rs. 150 to Rs. 5,000.
decision to increase traffic offence fines was taken following discussions
with the Police and traffic authorities. It is also believed that
heavy fines would improve road discipline and safety. For cases
of illegal adoption the fine not exceeding Rs. 10,000 has been increased
to a minimum of Rs. 25,000, unlawful custody of a woman expecting
a child or any child has been increased from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000.
illegal excavation of antiques the penalty has been increased from
Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 50,000 minimum while encroachment of archaeological
sites and theft of antiques also draw similar fines under the new
scheme of fines finalised.
maximum fine for offences relating to obscene publications has also
been increased in the new budget. In a similar step, the maximum
fine for non-payment of Betting and Gaming Levy has been increased