In a recent development, the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has taken stringent measures to enforce traffic rules and enhance road safety.
The NHMP has announced a significant 200% increase in traffic fines, accompanied by the introduction of seven new traffic regulations.
Here are the key changes in traffic fines:
Speeding: The fine for exceeding speed limits has been substantially raised from Rs750 to Rs2,500, serving as a clear deterrent for reckless driving.
Overtaking: Overtaking violations will now result in a higher penalty of Rs1,500, a sharp increase from the previous Rs300 fine, emphasizing the importance of safe overtaking practices.
Driving with Faulty Lights at Night: Driving with faulty lights at night is now met with a hefty fine of Rs5,000, a stark contrast to the earlier Rs500 penalty, underscoring the vital role of proper lighting for night-time driving.
Carelessness and Negligence: The fine for carelessness and negligence behind the wheel has surged to Rs1,500 from Rs300, sending a stern message about the need for responsible driving.
Driving without a License: Operating a vehicle without a valid license will now incur a substantial fine of Rs5,000, replacing the previous Rs750 penalty.
Driving without Registration: Driving without proper vehicle registration will result in a more severe fine of Rs2,000, up from the previous Rs500 fine.
In addition to these significant fine increases, the NHMP has introduced new regulations aimed at improving road safety.
Using Illegal Police Lights: The use of illegal police lights has been strictly prohibited, with a hefty fine of Rs5,000 for violations.
Fancy Number Plates and HID Lights: The NHMP has cracked down on vehicles with fancy number plates and HID lights, imposing a fine of Rs1,000 for the former and Rs2,000 for the latter.
This decision to enhance traffic fines and implement new regulations was reached during a recent NHMP meeting.
These measures are already in effect on the nation’s motorways, reflecting the government’s commitment to ensuring safer road conditions and reducing traffic violations.