If you’re caught for a traffic violation in Karnataka be prepared to pay more. The Karnataka transport department has hiked traffic fines. According to the special gazette notification published on June 25, 2019, fines have been fixed focusing on the offence as opposed to the vehicle category and are almost in tune with the cabinet approved Central Motor Vehicles Rules.
Fines for using the mobile phone while driving, wrong parking, exceeding the speed limit and other offenses have gone up multi-fold.
Revised traffic fines:
Exceeding speed limit – Rs 1,000 – Earlier Rs 300
Using mobile phone while driving – Rs 1,000 – Earlier Rs 100
Driving vehicles without insurance – Rs 1,000 – Earlier Rs 500
Parking at ‘no parking’ spots – Rs 1,000 + Towing charges – Earlier Rs 100
Driving without fitness certificate – Rs 2,000 – Earlier Left to court
Driving non-registered motor vehicle – Rs 5,000 – Earlier Left to court
In Belagavi the new fines would be implemented in a couple of days as the software is been updated.