Pay Rs 2000 To Traffic Cops, Even If You Have All Documents! Find Out Why?
New traffic rules have been updated under the Motor Vehicle Act, as per which a rider can be charged a challan of Rs 2,000 despite having all the necessary papers and documents of the vehicle.
As per the updated Motor Vehicle Act, despite having all the documents of the vehicle and wearing a helmet and everything, a rider can be charged with a fine of Rs ??2,000 if he/she misbehaves with the traffic policeman while checking the paperwork of the vehicle or otherwise as well, under Rule 179 of the Motor Vehicle Act.
Reports have stated that many a time it is observed that while a traffic police asks a rider for their vehicle or their own documents and identification, the rider often misbehaves with the authority.
Doing so and stepping out of the line will attract you a hefty fine now, as per new updates inder the MVA even if you have all of your documents in hand. Similarly, shall a traffic police person misbehave with you, the new update under the Motor Vehicle Act allows you as a rider to file a complaint against the traffic police authority and take the matter to court.
Now, regarding the wear of helmets. According to the new traffic rules, a rider can attract a fine despite wearing a helmet. Here’s how:
If a rider wears a helmet but is without BIS, he/she may be charged with a challan of Rs 1,000, as per Rule 194D of the MVA.
In other case, if you are not wearing a helmet while driving, you will be charged with a fine of Rs 1,000 again.
In order to check whether you’ve been charged with a fine, one needs to go to the website https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in and select ‘Check Challan Status’ there.
The times have changed. You no longer will be charged a sum from the traffic police on the spot but the fine will be charged directly on your account. By entering the Challan Number or Vehicle Number or Driving License Number in the required entry field, you will be able to track the amount of challan cut.