The new government in India had approved a Bill that proposes hefty penalties for driving offences.
The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, steep penalties for traffic offences like driving without a license will now call for an Rs 5,000 fine, up from Rs 500.
The Bill, which was pending for approval in the Rajya Sabha, lapsed after the term of the 16th Lok Sabha dissolved.
A hefty fine of Rs 10,000 for not providing way to emergency vehicles and the same Rs 10,000 for driving despite disqualification.
Drink and drive fine rose from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000, while driving without helmets will draw ₹1,000 fine and 3-month deferment of license.
Earlier the penalty of disobedience of orders of authorities was Rs 500, which is now increased to increased to Rs 2,000.
Checking the widespread violation of traffic rules and aiming at ensured road safety, the bill parents of juveniles who are caught driving and causing fatal accidents will be deemed guilty along with a penalty of ₹25,000 with three years imprisonment and termination of registration of the Vehicle.