after the Gujarat government announced an extreme cut on the penalties for traffic violations under the law amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that there will be drastic cut on the traffic penalties in the state. The BJP government Karnataka had announced a drastic cut even as the Centre was justifying the steep fine amounts under the amended MV Act.
In some of the cases, the reduction in Gujarat is coming down to Rs 1,000 from Rs 10,000. “Regarding the cut in the penalties for violation of traffic rules under the Motor Vehicle Act, we will get the orders of the Gujarat government. I have guided our officers that we will tag along that order here also. Mostly in about two-three days like in Gujarat, here also we will try to cut the high penalties,” Yediyurappa said in the press conference.
“what Gujarat government has done, it has come in the media. I will get a copy of that order and do it. I will see that the penalty is not too heavy.” He said, speaking to reporters here after a review meeting, On 31st of July, Parliament passed the all the vehicles(Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to constrict the road traffic rules such as the issuing driving license and imposing stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety.
advanced traffic penalties have come into effect in most of the states across the country from 1st of September.after announcing the cut on penalities, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani had briefed that the penality amount for different types violations planned under the Central law is the upper limit. There has been severe criticism of the “hefty fines” from sections of the public, with many arguing that the government should first provide good road infrastructure facilities.