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Hefty fines await traffic violators from tomorrow: CoP K T Balakrishna

Mysuru, September 6:- “Motor Vehicles Act 2019 will be implemented in the city from Saturday. If anyone is caught driving without insurance will be fined Rs 2,000 for the first time and Rs 4,000 for the second time. If the person is caught for the same offence for the third time, it attracts imprisonment of 3 months and the penalty,” said Commissioner of Police KT Balakrishna.

He was speaking at a press meet held at the office of the commissioner here on Friday.

“If vehicle honks at no-horn zone, the fine will be Rs 1,000 for the first time and Rs 2,000 for the second time. Riding without a helmet will be fined Rs 1,000 and driving without a seat belt will be Rs 1,000. Rs 5,000 will be the penalty if a vehicle is driven without registration for the first time and in the second instance, the fine will be Rs 10,000 or one-year jail,” he said.

“If anyone is caught racing on public roads, fine will be Rs 5,000 for the first time and Rs 10,000 or one month of jail for the repetition of the same. If minors are caught driving, the fine will be Rs 5,000. If anyone is caught driving after consuming alcohol, fine will be Rs 10,000 or 6 months of jail. If the same person repeats the mistake within 3 years, the fine will be Rs 15,000 or 2 years of jail,” he informed.

He requested the public to follow all the traffic rules to avoid the hefty fine introduced by the central government.

DCPs BT Kavitha, M Muthuraj and ACP (traffic) GN Mohan were present. (MR/KS)

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