As is common knowledge, breaking traffic rules is not only illegal but even dangerous to the safety of road users. Hence, it’s not surprising to see the authorities imposing penalties on traffic rule violators, with the severity of the punishment varying as per the nature of the offence.
The consequences of breaking a traffic law could vary from a fine of a few hundred rupees to disqualification of the driving licence and, in some cases, even imprisonment.
The penalties for traffic rule violations are revised every few years and in line with this, the punishments have been revised just a few months back
Traffic Rules in India
Other than the traffic signs that you can see on the side of the roads to remind you of some of the basic rules, there are many other things that you, as a driver, need to follow.
Racing and speed-testing on public roads is a publishable offence and its fine has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 3 months for the first-time offence and Rs. 10,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 1 year for repeat offenders.