Traffic rules have been implemented for people’s safety. Not following them can pose a risk to ourselves, our family and other road users. After the amended Motor Vehicles Act has come into effect, violations can not only hurt us physically but financially as well. This is due to the fact that penalties have been increased up to 10 times for offences.
If a vehicle owner is caught without proper documentation, they can be issued a hefty fine. Driving/riding without a license attracts a penalty of Rs.5,000, no registration certificate (RC) means a fine of Rs.5,000 and a lack of insurance papers and pollution certificate can cost the offender a challan of Rs.2,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively.
Police official Sunil Sandhu shared a video on Facebook throwing light on a little known provision of the act whereby these fines amounting to Rs.22,000 can be lowered down to Rs.400. Here’s how.
22000 हजार का #चालान 400 में कैसे निपटाए, इस पुलिस जवान ने एकदम सही सलाह दी है
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According to NDTV, the cop revealed that there is little awareness about certain rules that state that if a violator has “forgotten” to carry documents, it is possible to lower challan amount. The violator has to provide the challan along with relevant documents to the authorities within 15 days to reduce each fine amount to Rs.100. However, this provision is not applicable to offences like riding without helmet or driving under the influence of alcohol.
The post now has over 10 million views, 300,000 shares and 13,000 comments.
In the video, he argued that if we can buy a screen guard to protect our smartphones, we can definitely wear a seatbelt to protect ourselves. If we can remember our phone chargers and power banks while leaving the house, we should also not forget important vehicle documents. Something to think about, right?