Traffic violations are one of the most common issues on roads in Punjab. These are actions committed by drivers that violate the rules of the road and can be harmful to other road users. To keep roads safe for everyone, the state of Punjab has specific laws governing traffic violations and the penalties associated with them.
The Government of Punjab has implemented the Motor Vehicle Act, which outlines the various traffic violations and the corresponding fines. Some of the common traffic violations include overspeeding, driving without a valid license, not wearing a helmet or seatbelt, using a mobile phone while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and jumping red lights.
The fines for traffic violations in Punjab can vary depending on the severity of the offence. For instance, driving without a valid license can result in a fine of up to Rs. 5,000, while overspeeding can result in a fine of up to Rs. 2,000. Similarly, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt or helmet can be up to Rs. 1,000, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can lead to a fine of up to Rs. 10,000.
Apart from fines, traffic violations in Punjab can also result in the suspension or cancellation of the offender’s driving license, impounding of the vehicle, or even imprisonment in some cases. Therefore, it is essential for individuals to follow traffic rules and regulations while driving on public roads to avoid any legal consequences.
To ensure strict compliance with traffic rules and regulations, the Punjab Traffic Police department has been actively monitoring and enforcing traffic laws. The department has also introduced several initiatives, such as the use of technology-based tools like CCTV cameras and e-challans, to identify and penalize traffic violators more efficiently.
|Offenses||For First Offence||For Subsequent Offence|
|Disobey of traffic signal||500||1000|
|Smoking while driving||500||1000|
|Wrong parking within the city area||500||1000|
|Unauthorized use of Sun film||1000||1500|
|Failing to Lower Head Light Beam within city road||500||600|
|Unauthorized use of Red/Blue beacon||1000||1500|
|Private Service vehicle without fire extinguisher||500||600|
|Traveling without pass & ticket||500||500|
|Supply of invalid tickets lesser value ticket||500||500|
|Refusal to ply contract carriage or to carry the passengers.||500||500|
|Disobeying of orders,and refusal of information||1000||1500|
|Withholding information/supply false information.||1000||1500|
|Allowing an unauthorized person to drive||5000||5000|
|Driving without/invalid Driving License||5000||5000|
|Driving vehicle during disqualification/suspension of license||10000||10000|
|Acting as a conductor with the license when not legally authorized||2000||2000|
|Offense relating to the sale of the vehicle by Dealer/Manufacturer/Importer||100000 (per vehicle)||100000 (per vehicle)|
|Offense relating to the sale of the critical safety component||100000 (per Component)||100000 (per Component)|