Enhanced Penalties for offences under Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 comes into effect

Meera Emmanuel September 2 2019
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The recently notified Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 came into effect on September 1. Among the several provisions that have undergone changes are those concerning the quantum of penalty applicable to various offences. Under the new scheme, the penalties for motor vehicle offences have been enhanced significantly.

Driving without a licence will now impose on the offender a penalty of Rs 5,000 as opposed to the earlier penalty of Rs 500. Driving a vehicle while it is under suspension is punishable with a fine of Rs . . .

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