In Himachal Pradesh, it is illegal to violate the laws governing road safety. All motorists and cyclists are required to abide by the traffic laws, which are designed to ensure your safety and the orderly flow of traffic. To keep track of the traffic, the Himachal Pradesh Traffic Police has stationed careful officers throughout the state. The Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) has been better implemented and enforced thanks to the placement of special Nakas/checkpoints and the introduction of wireless communication devices. 

The Digital Traffic/Transport Enforcement Solution team will issue an e-challan to anyone who violates traffic laws, which they must then pay either online or offline.

The updated Himachal Pradesh Traffic Challan Rates List 2022 is given below:

Type of violation Fines (INR)
Contravention of traffic Provisions, Rules, Regulations, and Notifications. For the first offense: 500-750
For subsequent offense: 1,500-2,250
Traveling without ticket 500-750
Dereliction of duty by the conductor of the stage carriage. 500-750
If the permit-holder or driver of contract carriage (two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicle) refuses to ply or carry passengers in contravention of the Act and rules 50-75
Disobedience of orders, or refusal of information to authority. 1,000-3,000
An unauthorized person driving a motor vehicle 5,000-7,500
Driving vehicles without a license 5,000-7,500
Anyone sells or offers to sell critical safety component 1,00,000-1,50,000 per component
Alteration of a motor vehicle by the owner 5,000-7,500 per component
Prohibition of Registration & Fitness certificate for oversized vehicles 7,500-15,000
Not adhering to speed limits For LMV: 1,500-3000
For HMV: 3,000-6,000
Using a mobile phone while driving For first offence:1,500-7,500
For subsequent offense: 10,000-15,000
Driving while suffering from any disease or disability For first offense: 1,000-1,500
For subsequent offense: 2,000-3,000
Racing/dangerous driving For First offence:5,000-7,500
For subsequent offence: 10,000-15,000
Violating the standards of road safety, and noise or air pollution 5,000-15,000
Driving a vehicle without a registration certificate. For a first offence: 3,000-7,500
For subsequent offense; 7,500-15,000
Driving a vehicle in contravention of permit conditions 10,000-15,000
Driving an overloaded goods vehicle 30,000 and Rs. 3,000 per tonne for excess load
Refusing to check the vehicle’s weight 40,000-60,000
Driving an overloaded passenger vehicle 200-300 per extra passenger
Drives without wearing a safety belt 1,000-1,500
Driving a vehicle with children without safety-belt 1,000-1,500
Triple-riding a two-wheeler 1,000-1,500
Blocking the passage of emergency vehicles 10,000-15,000
Unnecessary honking for a first offense: 1,000-1,500
For subsequent offense: 2,000-3,000
Driving a vehicle without insurance For a first offense: 2,000-3,000
For subsequent offense: 4,000-6,000

Driving without a Driving License/expired License

According to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, using a vehicle while possessing a license that has expired is illegal. According to Section 177 of the Act, it is a severe traffic crime that is penalized by law. New traffic regulations that went into effect in September 2019 increased the fine for driving while ineligible or with an expired license from 500 to 5000. The defaulter may also be sentenced to up to three months in prison in addition to the fine. However, the penalty charges may vary from state to state.

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Failure to produce a Driving License

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, having a valid driving license is a prerequisite for driving on Indian roadways. According to the law, a police officer in uniform is entitled to request a driver’s license. And if a driver’s license is asked for, it must be presented or produced. If you don’t, you’ll be found guilty of the infraction and subject to a 500–1000 (for the second time) fine.

An unauthorized person driving the vehicle

According to Section 180 of the Motor Vehicles Act, it is prohibited in India to permit unlicensed individuals to operate motor vehicles. If the owner or person in control of the vehicle allows any other unauthorized person to use the vehicle (who does not meet the requirements of Section 3 or Section 4), they could be subject to a 5000 yen fine, up to three months in jail, or both.

Learner driving without displaying L Plates

A citizen of India is not permitted to operate a vehicle on a public road without a valid driver’s license, according to the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. However, in order to practice driving on public roads while being supervised by a permanent driving license holder, you must first obtain a valid learner’s license (LLR). A learner’s permit holder is required to place an L-symbol or sticker in the color red on their car, which should be clear from a distance. A 0 punishment will be imposed for failure to follow the rules.

Driving without/Expired Registration Certificate (two-Wheelers)

In India, registering your car is a requirement before using it on the highways. Once registered, you’ll get a Registration Certificate (RC), which you must always have with you when operating a vehicle. The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 states that it is illegal to use a two-wheeled vehicle on a public street without a current Registration Certificate or an expired RC. If you are found operating a motor vehicle without a valid license or one that has expired, you may be fined ,000 for the first time and ,000 for successive violations.

Driving without/Expired Registration Certificate (Other vehicles)

When driving a vehicle on a public road, registration is required. You will obtain a Registration Certificate (RC) after registering, and you must have it with you at all times when operating your vehicle. The Motor Vehicle Act of 1988 states that it is illegal to use a vehicle on a public road without a current Registration Certificate or an expired RC. If you are found operating a vehicle without a valid registration certificate (RC), you will be fined 5,000 for the first offense and 10,000 for any subsequent violations. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but you must notify your Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of the reason you need to use a car within seven days of the incident. If not, a fine will be imposed.

Road Tax not paid

Road tax payment is required in India for all vehicle owners, including those of two- and four-wheeled vehicles, per section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act. Road tax, commonly referred to as lifetime tax, is gathered when a new vehicle is bought or registered. Road taxes are, however, paid in a variety of ways depending on the state; they might be paid regularly, annually, or all at once. Road taxes must be paid at the Regional Transport Office (RTO), either in person or online. A vehicle owner must pay a 500 euro fine if they don’t pay their road tax. In rare situations, if you are discovered operating a car without paying road tax, your vehicle papers (a copy of the RC book) may be taken.

Driving a transport vehicle without a Fitness Certificate

Every transport vehicle must have a current vehicle fitness certificate (FC) given by a Transport Department to prove it is fit for use on public roads. A fitness certificate verifies that your car is in top shape and does not contribute to the environment through motor vehicle emissions. A transport vehicle is only considered to be legitimate in line with section 56 of the Motor Vehicle Act if it is equipped with a Fitness Certificate. A punishment of 5,000 yen for the first infraction and 10,000 yen for the second or subsequent crime will be levied on drivers or owners of transport vehicles operating without a valid fitness certificate. In addition to the fine, car owners or drivers may even face prison time.

Driving a transport vehicle without Permit

The Motor Vehicle Act’s Section 66 and Section 192 A both make it illegal to operate a transport vehicle with a suspended or expired permit. Anyone caught driving a transport vehicle without the authorization needed by sub-section (1) of section 66 faces a fine that could reach 10,000 rupees, a year in jail for a subsequent offense, or a combination of the two penalties. There are a few exceptions to this rule (vehicle in an emergency for the carriage of individuals suffering from illness or injury or for the transport of food, materials for repair, materials to relieve distress, or medical supplies). Still, you must notify your Regional Transport Authority (RTA) within seven days of the reason.

Carrying excess passengers

The Motor Vehicle Act’s Section 194A states that exceeding the number of passengers listed on a vehicle’s registration certificate while operating a transport vehicle is punished by a fine of 200 Rs for each extra passenger. Such vehicles can only move once the additional passengers have left and a replacement vehicle has been found for them.

Driving without/expired insurance

An automobile insurance policy is a sort of security that aids in covering losses that occurred, whether they were sustained by you or by third parties who were injured in an accident. Driving a car without insurance or with expired coverage is prohibited by the new Motor Vehicle Act of 2019, Section 81. All motor vehicles must have third-party insurance in order to lawfully operate on public highways, according to the Indian government. Driving without insurance carries a fine of ,000 for a first offense, ,000 for a second or subsequent crime, and up to three months in jail. The penalty for operating a vehicle without insurance or with expired coverage is the same for two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and commercial vehicles.

Failure to report a change of address within the prescribed period

A vehicle owner is required to report any changes to the residence or business address listed in the RC within thirty days if the address has changed. According to Section 49(2)/177 of the Motor Vehicle Act, if the owner fails to notify the relevant authority of his new residence within the allotted time, he will be fined 0 for the first offense and ,000 for a second or subsequent violation.

Violating air pollution standards

According to Section 190 (2) of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, anyone who operates a vehicle that violates air pollution limits faces penalties. For the first offense, the defaulter would have to pay a fine of 2,000, and for any further violations, a fine of 5000. A three-month ban on licenses is in addition to the fee for drivers or vehicle owners.

Overloading

Driving a car faster than the allowed speed limit is illegal in India. According to Section 194 (IA) of the Motor Vehicle Act, anyone found operating a vehicle with a load that exceeds the limitations faces a fine of ,000 plus an extra ,000 per tonne of excess weight, as well as the obligation to pay fees for off-loading the excess load.

Failure to provide passage to emergency vehicles- Fire Service Vehicle/Ambulance

Failure to grant free access to emergency vehicles, such as ambulances and fire service vehicles, is a crime under Section 194 E of the Motor Vehicle Act. Any driver who is found in violation of the law for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle authorized by the State Government may be subject to a fine of 0,000 and up to six months in imprisonment.

DANGEROUS DRIVING – USING A MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING

The majority of traffic collisions in the nation are caused by speeding, drunk driving under the influence, and using a cell phone while operating a car. According to the Road Transport Ministry’s statement, it is illegal to use a phone while driving. However, using a phone while driving is only permitted for navigation. According to Sections 184 and 188 of the Motor Vehicles Act, using a hand-held device while driving can result in fines of up to ,000 and ,000,000 (if detected before three years have passed since the first violation). In addition to the penalty, the defaulter might spend up to a year imprisoned.

DANGEROUS driving s.184/ 188 Explanation

(a) Red Light Running r.12 MVDR

(b) MVDR Rule 7. Violation of a Stop Sign

(c) Passing or passing another vehicle in violation of MVDR Rule 14.

(d) Wrong Side of the Road: Driving Against the Flow of Traffic Driving

(e) Driving in any way that is much less than what a competent and careful driver would be expected to do and if it is evident to a skilled and careful driver that driving in that way would be risky.

(f) Driving a vehicle on a bicycle or pedestrian path in Route 39 of the MVDR

(g) unsafe U-turn/where Dangerous U-tur U-TURN/PROHIBITED/WHERE U-TURN/WITHOUT APPROPRIATE SIGNAL

Over-speeding

Recent statistics show that overspeeding is the primary factor in the vast majority of incidents that result in fatalities. Motor vehicle speeds must be restricted for the sake of everyone’s safety. No one must drive a motor vehicle faster than the acceptable limit, having respect for the traffic and the safe usage of the street or highway, according to Section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. In India, exceeding the posted speed limit results in a fine of ,000 for two-wheelers and other light motor vehicles and ,000 for medium/heavy goods/passenger vehicles.

Driver mentally/ physically unfit

Driving while intoxicated or otherwise unfit to do so is illegal. According to section 186 of the Motor Vehicles Act, anyone who operates a motor vehicle in a public place while, to his knowledge, suffering from a mental illness or physical condition that could make him a danger to others on the road, faces a fine of up to ,000 for a first offense and up to a ,500 fine for a second or subsequent violation.

Violation of mandatory road signs

Following traffic signs like “No Entry,” “One-way Entry,” “Give Way,” “No Left Turn,” “No Right Turn,” and “No Overtaking” is required in India. In addition to inviting punishment, disregarding required signals puts both your safety and the safety of others in danger. So, in order to prevent this circumstance, one must abide by all laws and ordinances put in place by the Indian government. According to section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act, disobeying traffic signs is a crime that is sanctioned by a punishment of 500 for the first offense and a fine that may reach 1000 for successive violations.

Disobeying Police Orders

Disobeying a traffic-control officer’s signal while they are on duty is illegal, as stated in Motor Vehicles Act Section 119/177. Any person who violates a legitimate command, signal, or instruction of a police officer in charge of regulating allowed vehicular traffic shall violate the law. A punishment of 500 for the first offense and1,000 for a second or consecutive crime will be assessed for disobeying traffic police orders.

Racing and Trails of Speed

Racing and speed trails are illegal per Section 189 of the Motor Vehicles Act. Anyone who participates in a race or speed test of any kind in a public place without the written consent of the State Government faces a maximum sentence of three months in jail, a fine of 5,000, or both. If this offense is committed again, the maximum penalty is one year in prison and a maximum fine of 10,000.

Wrong Parking

Inappropriate parking of a vehicle in a public area (such as on a cycling track, footpath, or main road carrying fast traffic) may endanger, hinder, or significantly inconvenience other people. The Motor Vehicles Act’s Section 122/177 makes it illegal to leave or park a car in an improper location. A fine of 0 is assessed for the first violation of the law and ,000 for the second or subsequent offense.

Driving without helmet

It is a felony to ride a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear or a helmet, according to Section 194D of the Motor Vehicle Act. A fine of Rs. 1,000 and a three-month license suspension will be imposed on anyone found riding a motorcycle in violation of the laws or the rules or regulations created thereunder.

Triple Riding on 2-Wheeler

A significant criminal infraction is committed when a pillion rider is overloaded on a two-wheeled vehicle. Anyone who operates a motorcycle or causes or permits a vehicle to be used in violation of section 128/(I) or the rules or regulations made thereunder is subject to a ,000 fine and a 90-day license suspension under section 194C of the Motor Vehicles Act.

Honking unnecessarily

The Motor Vehicles Act of India’s section 194F prohibits drivers from repeatedly or needlessly honking their horns. Blowing horns needlessly not only contributes to noise pollution but also delays traffic and diverts attention from those using the public roads. “Honking” is only permitted when it is necessary for safety, such as when directing traffic to make room for emergency vehicles. A punishment of $1,000 and a fine of $2,000 will be assessed for a second or subsequent violation of using a horn excessively while operating a motor vehicle or when in a zone where there is a sign forbidding the use of a horn.

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