Offences & Penalties

SNo. Description of offence Section / Rule Maximum of punishment Term of Imprisonment/Fine
1. Driving without holding an effective driving license S.3r/w.S181 of M.V. Act. 3 months or Rs. 500 or both
2. Driving by an under-aged person (Minor driving vehicle) S.4r/w.S.181 of M. V. Act. 3 months or Rs. 500 or both
3. Owner or person in-charge of a vehicle permitting an unlicensed person or an under-aged person to drive it (Parents/guardians/friends permitting minor to drive vehicle) S.5r/w.S.180 of M. V. Act. 3 months or Rs. 1000 or both
4. Holder of a driving license permitting it to be used by other person S.6(2)r/w.S 177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

5. (i) Disqualified person driving a vehicle or (ii) applying for or obtaining a driving license or (iii) seeking a license without disclosing endorsements made on driving license previously held. S.23r/w.S.182(1) of M. V. Act. 3 months or Rs. 500
6. (i) Disqualified conductor acting as conductor or (ii) applying for or obtaining a conductor's license or (iii) seeking a license without disclosing endorsements made on license previously held S.36r/w.S. 182 of M. V. Act. One month or Rs. 100 or both
7. Running driving school without a license R.24 of C.M.V. Rules r/w S.177 of M.V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

8. Driving a vehicle at an excessive speed S.112r/w S.183(1) of M.V. Act.

Rs. 400 for first offence

Rs. 1,000 for second or subsequent offence

9. Any person permitting his employee or a person subject to his control to drive a vehicle at an excessive speed S. 112 r/w S.183 (2) of M. V. Act.

Rs. 300 for first offence

Rs. 500 for second or subsequent offence

10. Driving permitting to drive a vehicle carrying excess load Ss.113(3),114,115 r/w S.194(1) of M. V. Act. Minimum Rs. 2,000 and additional Rs. 1,000 per ton of excess load together with charges for off-loading the excess load.
11. Driving refusing to stop and submit his vehicle to weighing or removing the load prior to weighing S.114 r/w S.194 (2) of M. V. Act. Rs. 3,000
12. Any person driving or permitting to drive any vehicle with a left-hand steering control unless equipped with a device of a prescribed nature. S.120 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

13. Driving dangerously / its abetment S.184/S.188 of M. V. Act.

6 months or Rs.1,000 for first offence or both

2 years or Rs.2,000 for second or subsequent offence within 3 years of previous commission or both

14. Driving by a drunken person or by a person under influence of drugs/its abetment S.185/S.188 of M. V. Act.

6 months or Rs. 2,000 for first offence or both.

2 Years or Rs. 3000 for second or subsequent offence committed within 3 year of previous commission or both.

15. Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive/its abetment S.186/S.188 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 200 for first offence

Rs. 500 for second or subsequent offence

16. Driving an uninsured vehicle. S.146 r/w. S. 196 of M. V. Act. 3 months or Rs. 1,000 or both
17. Driver's failure to obey traffic signs (Red light jumping, violation of yellow line, changing lane without indication, etc.) S.119 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence.

18. Driver's failure to make prescribed signals on prescribed occasions S.121 r/w. S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

19. Violation of restriction of time on HTVs on specified roads/areas S.115 r/w S. 194 of M. V. Act. Rs. 2,000
20. Driver allowing any person to obstruct his control of the vehicle (Sitting at a place so as to hamper driving etc.) S.125 r/w S.177 of M. v. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

21. Driver of a two-wheeler/motor cycle carrying more then one person in addition to himself(Triple riding) S.128 (1) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence.

22. Driver and pillion rider failing to wear protective head gear (Helmet) S.129 r/w S. 177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

23. Any person in-charge or a vehicle or a trailer abandoning or permitting to abandon, etc. in a public place (Improper and obstructive parking) Ss.122, 127 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence (owner shall also be liable for towing costs)

24. Any person in-charge of a vehicle carrying or permitting to carry any person on the running board etc. S.123(1) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

25. Any person in charge of a vehicle keeping or permitting to keep a vehicle stationery without the required precautions S.126 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

26. Failure to take precautions at unguarded Railway level crossings S.131 r/w S. 177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

27. Failure of driver to stop in certain cases S.132 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

28. Using mobile phone while driving a vehicle R.21(25) of C.M.V. rules r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

29. Carrying persons in excess of seating capacity in goods carriage R.21(10) of C.M.V. Rules r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

30. Demanding excess fare by Autorickshaw / Taxi R.21(23) of C. M. V. Rules r/w S. 177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

31. Driving motor vehicle without number plates (Not displaying number plate) R.50 of C.M.V. Rules r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

32. Carrying of explosive and highly inflammable substance in transport vehicle. S. 177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

33. Any person travelling on the running board or on the top or on the bonnet of a motor vehicle. S.123(2) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

34. Any person keeping a disabled vehicle in any public place so as to cause impediment to the free flow of traffic. S. 201 of M.V. Act. Rs. 50 per hour besides towing charges
35. Failure to intimate changes of residence or place of business by owner of a vehicle within time prescribed. S.49 r/w S.177 of M.V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence (However, State Government may prescribe different amounts having regard to period of delay)

36. Failure to report to Registering Authority fact of transfer of vehicle within time prescribed S.50 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act.

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence (However, State Government may prescribe different amounts having regard to period of delay)

37. Unauthorised alteration in vehicle (including those facilitating its operation by a different type of fuel) S.52 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs.100 for first offence

Rs.300 for second or subsequent offence (However, State Government may prescribe different amounts having regard to period of delay)

38. Driver, in a public place, failing to produce his license, on demand, to any police officer in uniform S.130(1) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

39. Conductor, in any public place, failing to produce his license, on demand, by any officer of the Motor Vehicles Department S.130(2) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

40. Owner or driver or person in-charge of a motor vehicle, on demand by a registering authority, or any other officer of the Motor Vehicles Department failing to produce (i) the certificate of insurance of the vehicle, and where the vehicle is a transport vehicle (ii) certificate of fitness, and (iii) permit S.130(3) r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

41. Any person driving a motor vehicle in any public place, on demand by a police officer in uniform or officers of Motor Vehicles Department, failing to produce (a) (a) The certificate of insurance. (b) (b) The certificate of registration. (c) (c) The driving license & in case of a transport vehicle. (d) (d) Certificate of fitness and (e) (e) The permit S.158 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs. 100 for first offence.

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence.

42. When the driver or conductor of a motor vehicle is accused of any offence under the M. V. Act. The owner of such vehicle failing, on demand, by a police officer authorised to give information regarding the name and address of and the license held by the driver or conductor. S.133 r/w S.187 of M. V. Act

3 months or Rs.500 for the first offence or both

6 months or Rs. 1,000 for subsequent offence or both

43. When any person is injured or any property of a third party is damaged in a motor vehicle accident, the driver or person in-charge of the vehicle. (a) (a) Not providing medical aid to the victim of the accident. (b) (b) Not giving information regarding the accident, etc. on demand by a police officer or at the nearest police station. (c) (c) not giving the information regarding accident to the insurer. S.134 r/w S.187 of M. V. Act

3 months or Rs. 500 for first offence or both

6 months or Rs.1, 000 for subsequent offence or both.

44. Any person driving or owner permitting to drive vehicle without effective registration or displaying false registration marks in any public or in any other place (Using "unregistered vehicles" or displaying" "Applied for") S.39(1) r/w S. 192(1) of M. V. Act

Upto Rs. 5,000 for first offence but not less than Rs. 2,000

One year or upto Rs. 10,000 for second or subsequent offence but not less than Rs. 5,000 or both

45. Plying a vehicle with registration mark or other State for more than 12 months S.47 r/w S.177 of M. V. Act

Rs. 100 for first offence

Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence

46. Any person driving or permitting to drive a vehicle without the necessary permit for the route or area in which or for the purpose for which it is being used S. 66(1) r/w S.192-A of M. V. Act

Upto Rs. 5,000 for first offence but not less than Rs. 2,000

Upto one year but not being less than 3 months,

upto Rs.10,000 for second or subsequent offence but not less than Rs. 5,000

47. Any manufacturer using sub-standard articles or process S. 109(3) r/w S.182-A of M.V. Act

Rs. 1,000 for first offence

Rs. 5,000 for second or subsequent offence

48. Any person driving or permitting to drive in any public place a defective motor vehicle or trailer, if such defect results in an accident causing bodily injury or damage to property S. 190 (1) of M. V. Act 3 months or Rs. 1,000 or both
49. Any person driving or permitting to drive in any public place any motor vehicle which violates the standards prescribed in relation to road safety, control of noise and air pollution. (Using vehicle with defective or without silence, etc.) S. 190(2) of M. V. Act

Rs. 1,000 for first offence

Rs. 2,000 for second or subsequent offence

50. Any person driving or permitting to drive in any public place a motor vehicle which violates the provisions of M. V. Act or Rules relating to dangerous or hazardous goods. S.190(3) of M. V. Act

One year of Rs. 3,000 for first offence or both

3 years or Rs. 5,000 for second or subsequent offence or both.

51. Any importer or dealer selling, delivering or offering to sell or deliver a motor vehicle or trailer in such a condition or altered condition that its use in a public place would contravene Chap. VII of M. V. Act. S. 191 of M. V. Act Rs. 500
52. Any person travelling in a stage carriage without ticket or pass, or not producing ticket or pass on requisition S. 124 r/w S.178(1) of M. V. Act Rs. 500
53. Conductor of a stage carriage willfully or negligently failing to accept fare or issue ticket or supplies a ticket of a lesser value or Checking inspector willfully or negligently failing or refusing to check pass or ticket S. 178(2) of M. V. Act Rs. 500
54. Permit holder or contract carriage refusing to ply or to carry passengers : (a) (a) in the case of two-wheelers or three-wheelers (b) (b) in the case of others S.178(3) of M. V. Act

Rs. 50

Rs. 200

55. Any person disobeying directions given by any person or authority empowered, or obstructing any person or authority in the discharge of his functions under the M. V. Act S. 179(1) of M. V. Act Rs. 500
56. Any passenger withholding the required information or giving false information S. 179(2) of M. V. Act One month or Rs. 500 or both
57. Racing and trials of speed S. 189 of M. V. Act One month or Rs. 500 or both
58. Any person engaging himself as an agent or canvasser in contravention of S. 93 or Rules made thereunder S. 93r / wS.193 of M.V. Act.

Rs. 1,000 for first offence

6 months or Rs. 2000 for second or subsequent offence or both.

59. Taking vehicle without authority S. 197 of M. V. Act 3 months or Rs. 500 or both
60. Unauthorized interference with vehicle S.198 of M.V. Act Rs. 100