On July 31, Parliament passed the Amended Motor Vehicles Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations like the issuance of driving license and imposes stricter penalties for violations to enhance road safety.
In most states across the country, the Higher traffic penalties have come into effect from September 1.
After the announcement of the Gujarat government about the extreme cut in the penalties for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, On Wednesday Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said the same would be implemented in the state also.
In some cases, the reduction in Gujarat is as steep as Rs 1,000 from Rs 10,000.
“Regarding the cut in the penalties for violation of traffic rules under the Motor Vehicle Act, we will get the orders of the Gujarat government. I have instructed our officials that we will follow that order here also. Mostly in about two-three days like in Gujarat, here also we will try to cut the high penalties,” Yediyurappa said.
Higher traffic penalties have come into effect in most states across the country from September 1. Announcing the cut in penalties in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had said that the fine amount for different violations proposed under the Central law is the upper limit. There has been severe criticism of the “hefty fines” from sections of the public, with many arguing that the government should first provide good road infrastructure facilities.