Traffic Cop Explains How You Can Avoid Heavy Traffic Penalty By Doing This Simple Thing (Is This Legal?)
The changed rules of traffic and the heavy fines have had us all in a frenzy! The fines are huger than the prices of peoples’ vehicles, and we are not exaggerating at all.
Amidst all the chaos and confusion, a video has gone viral on social media where a cop explains how people can escape such huge fines.
Find out what he says right here!
Cop Shows Escape Route In A Viral Video
In the video, a cop firstly reads out all the fines that are levied for each offence committed, which are as follows:
- Driving without a seat belt – Rs. 1000
- Driving on the wrong side of the road – Rs. 5000
- Driving under the influence of alcohol – Rs. 10,000
- Not clearing the way for an ambulance – Rs. 10,000
- No driving license – Rs. 5000
- No Registration certificate – Rs. 5000
- No pollution certificate – Rs. 10,000
- No insurance – Rs. 2000
Next, he goes on to assure people not to panic if they are caught in the act by the traffic police, not even if the amount on your challan is high.
You will be given a time span of 15 days, within which you can go to the police station and show your documents to the concerned police officer. Once you show the police officer the document for which you got fined, you can escape the fine by paying merely Rs. 100.
For example, if you got a ticket for not carrying your driving license, you can show your license to the police officer and get away with a fine of only Rs. 100.
He stated that people are unaware of this provision and opt to pay the whole fine in one go. He also goes on to talk about bribery and other stuff, but let’s not get into that.
We also know that carrying physical copies of documents of your vehicles is not necessary anymore. There are apps in which you can upload your documents, such as DigiLocker. These apps are also accepted by the government.
Disclaimer: Not Applicable To All States
There are different traffic rules applicable to different states.
For example in Delhi, the offender will need to pay the challan on the spot, unlike what the cop in the video states.
This can be later challenged in the Court or RTO.
We’ll keep you informed as we get more updates!
You can watch the video here.