Violating traffic rules is a common occurrence in India. Curbing these offences has become a huge task for the regulators. To decrease traffic violations, new amendments have been made to The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. In Mumbai, penalties are considerably higher as compared to Delhi and other cities.
The number of road accidents are as high as 1000+ per day, in our country. Obeying traffic rules, is one of the ways to decrease such a high number of accidents. Let’s take a look at the most common traffic violations and their penalties which occur in Mumbai:
The most common offence committed by Mumbaites is using a cellphone while applying on the road. Cell phone can create a major distraction while driving/riding a vehicle. If you absolutely need to answer a call, slowly stop at the side of a road and answer your phone.
Fine: Rs. 200/-
Not taking enough safety measures while using a vehicle could result in fatal accidents. One should have the habit of wearing a helmet while riding a bike. Similarly, fastening the seat-belt (for driver and passenger both) will protect you from the impact of collision.
Fine: Rs. 500/- Without Helmet
Rs. 200/- Without Seat-belt
It is important to produce necessary documents when demanded by officials. Driving license being the most important document, proves that the driver is eligible to drive the vehicle. Similarly, one should carry registration certificate, Insurance and PUC as well.
Fine: Without License Rs. 500/-
Without Registration (Two-wheeler) Rs. 1000/-
Without Registration (Four-wheeler) Rs. 2000/-
Without PUC Rs. 500/-
Without Insurance Rs. 1000/-
Alcohol and other intoxicating substances have an adverse effect on your driving, like: blurred vision and inaccurate decision making. These are fatal for you as well as other. Driving in an intoxicated state is a punishable offence and will be charged under RTO traffic fines.
RTO Fine: Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 5000/- Along with imprisonment depending upon the levels of intoxicating substance in the body.
The guardian will attract penalty by allowing an underaged driver to use a vehicle. Similarly, if a disqualified driver uses a vehicle, it is considered to be illegal.
Fine: Underage driver without license Rs. 500/-
Disqualified Driver Rs. 500/-
Not stopping at traffic signals could lead to a fatal accident. Likewise, not following lane and signs could confuse other drivers, in-turn increasing the chance of collisions.
RTO Fine: Jumping signal Rs. 200/-
Lane Cutting Rs. 200/-
Line Violation Rs. 200/-
Driving on the wrong side Rs. 200/-
Parking in a no parking area is creating an obstructing in the traffic flow. The constricted space could lead other vehicles to sudden breaking and bumping into each other as well as the parked vehicle.
RTO Fine: Rs 200/- (For any type of parking rule violation)
It is needless to explain the dangers of getting involved in an illegal activity. It could be fatal and could lead to heavy fines and imprisonment of several years. Using a vehicle for racing, possession of illegal substances, and other illegal activities, etc. is punishable and will be charged by RTO traffic fines.
Fine: Starting at Rs. 1000/- depending on the gravity of an offence
Every vehicle can carry only specific weight. Beyond which it could topple and cause injuries. Overloading of passengers is a common case for commercial transport vehicles. Passengers are stuffed into a vehicle in an almost comical way.
Fine: Rs.200/- per extra passenger
Using your vehicle for a commercial purpose requires a commercial registration. It is an offence to use a private vehicle for commercial purposes.
Fine: Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10000/- depending on the number of repeated offence.
The authorities keep improving The Motor Vehicles Act over time with a sole purpose of reducing traffic violations. This is the exact reason why heavy fines and penalties are imposed on offenders. With less or no fines, traffic rules will be violated frequently leading to a larger number of road accidents.
RTO in Mumbai (South Mumbai)
● RTO Office Code : MH-01
● Address : Old Bodyguard Lane, Tulsiwadi, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra
● Pin code – 400034.
● Contacts : +91-22-24944600, +91-22-24932337, +91-22-24944601, +91-22-24944602.
● Fax : +91-22-23534603
● Working Hours : 10AM–5:30PM
RTO in Mumbai (Western Suburb)
● RTO Office Code : MH-47
● Address :Dy. Regional Transport Officer, Wing-A Link Rd, Kandarpada Anand Park, Dahisar West, Near Borivali, Mumbai
● Pin code :400068
● Contacts : +91-22-26366957, +91-22-26362252, +91-22-26319821, +91-22-26323315
● Working Hours : 10AM–5:00PM