Motor Vehicles Act
30 Nov 2019
Porsche owner fined Rs. 9.8 lakh for flouting traffic rules
In a bizarre piece of news, the owner of a Porsche 911 sports car, worth around Rs. 2 crore, was slapped with a whopping fine of Rs. 9.8 lakh by the Ahmedabad Regional Transport Office (RTO) for driving without valid legal documents and number plates.
21 Sep 2019
Traffic cop tells how to reduce challan to Rs. 100
Since the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act earlier this month, traffic offenders are struggling to cope with the hiked fines.
19 Sep 2019
Transport strike in Delhi/NCR today against amended Motor Vehicles Act
Commuters in Delhi/NCR are likely to face problems on Thursday as a day-long transport strike has been called by the United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) to protest against the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
17 Sep 2019
In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh
After the new Motor Vehicles Act was implemented, traffic offenders are penalized on a daily basis.
16 Sep 2019
Delhi woman threatens suicide after challan; cops let her go
In a bizarre incident, a Delhi woman threatened suicide after traffic police stopped her and imposed a hefty fine for multiple traffic violations.
13 Sep 2019
Kejriwal supports stricter traffic rules, but hints at revising fines
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal disagrees with PM Narendra Modi-led government frequently, but he feels the amended Motor Vehicles Act has made Delhi's roads better.
13 Sep 2019
Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet
Weeks after the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, a truck driver in Delhi was slapped with a Rs. 2 lakh fine on Wednesday, the biggest challan yet.
12 Sep 2019
Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents
At a time when steep traffic fines have given sleepless nights to offenders, Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol blamed "good roads" for accidents.
12 Sep 2019
BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which governs a large part of the country, has been embarrassed by its own Chief Ministers.
08 Sep 2019
Truck driver fined Rs. 86,500 under new Motor Vehicle Act
In a bizarre piece of news, a truck driver in the Sambalpur district of Odisha was fined a whopping Rs. 86,500 for traffic violations.
03 Sep 2019
#MotorVehiclesAct2019: Delhi man fined Rs. 23,000 for violating traffic rules
Following the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2019, hefty fines have been issued to thousands of people, across the country.
02 Sep 2019
Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act
The new Motor Vehicles Act, aimed at making roads safer for Indians, came into being on Sunday, September 1.
01 Sep 2019
New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more
Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.
01 Aug 2019
#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you
With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.
11 Apr 2019
Complaint filed against Sara for riding pillion without helmet
Ever since Sara Ali Khan has been roped in for Imtiaz Ali's Aaj Kal opposite Kartik Aaryan, the lady has become the talk of the town.
02 Apr 2019
TV actress and model hits vehicles, booked for drunk driving
Mumbai Police has registered a case against a TV actress and model for driving under the influence of alcohol and ramming into other vehicles, damaging at least seven, in Santacruz.
30 Aug 2018
Delhi: Police challan vehicles after reckless driving video goes viral
After a video showing some men sitting on car windows went viral on social media yesterday, the Delhi Traffic Police challaned the vehicle owners for dangerous driving, the police said.
19 Jul 2018
Delhi HC mandates number-plates for all cars, even for president
Addressing the rampant VIP culture in the country, the Delhi HC has ruled that all vehicles plying on the roads, whether they belong to the common man or the president, must be registered and display number plates.
26 Jun 2018
Will Bengaluru punish people for giving a lift? Cops refuse
By now, you must have learnt that it's illegal to give lift to a stranger, courtesy Mumbaikar Nitin Nair.
18 May 2018
6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India
In a decisive judgement, the Supreme Court today ordered that floor test should be conducted tomorrow in the Karnataka assembly wherein BJP, the single-largest party, has to prove its majority.
17 May 2018
Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law
On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court ruled that talking on phone while driving wasn't an offense unless it could be established that the driver's act endangered lives.
19 Apr 2018
Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos
Commercial driving licenses will not be required henceforth for driving taxis, three-wheelers, e-rickshaws, and two wheelers (for food delivery, transport services etc.), the government has announced.
10 Mar 2018
Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon
Non-ISI helmets for two-wheeler drivers are set to be banned by the end of the year.
05 Feb 2018
Delhi court bans 'modified' cycle rickshaws, calls them a 'menace'
Calling Delhi's cycle rickshaws a 'menace' to public safety, a city court has recently directed the police to ensure a complete ban on these 'jugaad' vehicles fitted with modified scooter engines, from February 17.
06 Jan 2018
President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates
Vehicles of President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, and other constitutional authorities like Governors and Lieutenant-Governors will display registration-numbers and not the State Emblem of India, said government.
14 Dec 2017
#FactBulletin: All about traffic challans and how to pay online
To manage the road traffic system smoothly, laws like Motor Vehicles Act, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, and State Motor Vehicle Rules are implemented in India.
28 Sep 2017
Delhi: Parking to get costlier; L-G Baijal reviews draft policy
Parking is going to be a pricey affair in Delhi as the government is set to notify new rules, hiking the fees.
01 Aug 2017
Delhi court summons Ola, Uber for overcharging passengers
App-based cab service providers, including Ola and Uber, were summoned by Delhi court based on allegations of charging excessive fares and running taxis without permit.
11 Apr 2017
Motor bill passed by Lok Sabha
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday; the bill seeks to curtail deaths and injuries caused by crashes and reform the road-transport sector.
22 Feb 2017
BMC polls: Many celebs, citizens go missing from voters' list
Many celebrities, including Varun Dhawan, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Paresh Rawal, went missing from the voters' list in the BMC elections.
09 Aug 2016
Government introduces Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill to improve road safety
On Tuesday, Minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari introduced the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 in the Lok Sabha, despite objections from opposition parties.