Motor Vehicles Act

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Porsche owner fined Rs. 9.8 lakh for flouting traffic rules

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.

Traffic cop tells how to reduce challan to Rs. 100

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.

Transport strike in Delhi/NCR today against amended Motor Vehicles Act

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.

In a first, Odisha auto dealer fined Rs. 1 lakh

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.

Delhi woman threatens suicide after challan; cops let her go

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.

Kejriwal supports stricter traffic rules, but hints at revising fines

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.

Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet

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.

Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents

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.

BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!

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.

Truck driver fined Rs. 86,500 under new Motor Vehicle Act

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.

#MotorVehiclesAct2019: Delhi man fined Rs. 23,000 for violating traffic rules

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.

Congress-governed Rajasthan and MP won't implement new Motor Vehicles Act

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.

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

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.

Complaint filed against Sara for riding pillion without helmet

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.

TV actress and model hits vehicles, booked for drunk driving

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.

Delhi: Police challan vehicles after reckless driving video goes viral

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.

Delhi HC mandates number-plates for all cars, even for president

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.

Will Bengaluru punish people for giving a lift? Cops refuse

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.

6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

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.

Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

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.

Commercial driving licenses not required for driving taxis, autos

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.

Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon

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.

Delhi court bans 'modified' cycle rickshaws, calls them a 'menace'

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.

President Kovind's vehicle to soon have number plates

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.

#FactBulletin: All about traffic challans and how to pay online

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.

Delhi: Parking to get costlier; L-G Baijal reviews draft policy

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.

Delhi court summons Ola, Uber for overcharging passengers

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.

Motor bill passed by Lok Sabha

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.

BMC polls: Many celebs, citizens go missing from voters' list

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.

Government introduces Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill to improve road safety

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.