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7 Hefty Delhi Traffic Fines Of Up To 25K You'll Be Charged With If You Break These Simple Rules!

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The social media has been ablaze with the repercussions of the new amendments in the Motor Vehicle Act and boy, have they created a furore?! By now, you must have already heard about or might’ve even fallen prey to these, right? Well, we have listed out some offences that will dig major holes in your pocket if you’re found guilty of flouting the rules and could even land you in jail for upto 3 years. So, keep reading ‘cause it’s always better to err on the side of caution! 

1. Party Hard, But Drive Sober Otherwise You’ll Have To Pay Rs 10,000 If Caught!

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We Delhiites love to go out, party the night away and get sloshed. But the next time you have such plans, make sure that you hail a cab on your way back or have a sober friend drive you home ‘cause if you’re caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you will have to shell out Rs 10,000 or jail time of 6 months or even BOTH! And if you’re caught again, you will have to pay Rs 15,000 or spend 2 years in jail or BOTH. Pretty scary, ain’t it?

2. Be Careful When You Overtake Or Cough Up Upto Rs 10,000.

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A lot of times we come across vehicles that are being driven like they’re a part of the slow march brigade of 26th January. And well, it's only fair that we overtake them, but the next time you come across such a car, you might want to overtake them from the RIGHT side, as doing the same from the wrong side can cost you upto Rs1,000 - 5,000 or 6-12 months of jail or BOTH. And on your second infraction, the subsequent penalty for the same could be upto Rs 10,000 or 2 years of jail or BOTH (woah)!

3. Make Sure To Pull Over To Attend A Call Or Else Fork Out Rs 10,000.

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We have come to depend on our smartphones and sometimes, out of habit, we end up whipping them out even while driving. But with the new amendments, you might want to reconsider this move before you start using your phone while behind the wheel. As caught doing this can make you liable to pay Rs 1,000 - 5,000 or serve a jail sentence of 6 - 12 months or BOTH for the first time. Your subsequent transgression might make you pay up Rs 10,000 or land you in jail for 2 years or BOTH!

4. Try Fast & Furious Stunts On The Road And Pony Up Rs 5,000.

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Some of us often end up trying to race our buddies while driving on the road for kicks, but it’s a dangerous game to play, one that could instantly and invariably turn into a mishap. And now if you’re found performing such reckless stunts on roads, you could be fined Rs 5,000 or be sentenced with jail time for 3 months or BOTH. Plus, in case you’re spotted doing this again, the penalty would be increased to Rs 10,000 and the jail time to 1 year or even BOTH!

5. Don't Have A License? Better Not Tempt Fate Or Pay Up Rs 5,000 If Caught!

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Once a teenager turns 18, one of the first things that they’re excited about is driving a car! But sometimes, even though they know how to drive, they might not have the appropriate license for the same but still go about running errands in the car. Well, if you’re someone who’s guilty of committing this error, think again. As now you will have to shell out Rs 5,000 or jail upto 3 months or BOTH. Dereliction of the same rule twice might set you back by Rs 10,000 or end up in jail time for 1 year or even BOTH!

6. Want To Save Time By Driving Against The Traffic Flow? Think Again Or Ante Up Rs 5,000!

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There are times when we end up taking a wrong turn while driving but because we’re in a hurry, we go against the flow of the traffic hoping no traffic police catches us. Now, you’d want to reconsider this move ‘cause if you’re found doing this, you’ll have to pay Rs 1,000 - 5,000 or spend time in jail for 6 - 12 months or BOTH for the first time. If caught doing this a second time, you’ll have to pay a penalty of Rs 10,000 or go to jail for 2 years or BOTH.

7. Reconsider Giving Your Underage Angel The Car Next Time As You’ll Have To Cough Up Rs 25,000 If Caught!

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Parents often give in to their children’s demands to take the family car out on a drive. But there’s actually a new provision which will prove to be pretty expensive now that the stringent new traffic rules are in place. In case of juvenile driving, the guardian or the vehicle owner will have to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 with 3 years of jail! Plus, the vehicle registration will be cancelled for a year and the juvenile accused will not be able to apply for a driving license till they attain the age of 25 years!

These were some of the new amendments that were rolled out, in case you know someone who doesn’t know about the new rules, tag ‘em in the comments section!

Sourced Via The Times Of India

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