What are rules and regulations of traffic for Delhi? | Urban Transport News

As tedious as it may sound, rules exist for your protection. If you still need a justification, the Motor Vehicles Act (2019) has been updated with 63 new clauses, most dealing with traffic rule violations and their increased fines and amended penalties.


These are only a handful of the consequences that must be considered. The modifications have unquestionably motivated fearful folks to comply with the law. Violations of traffic laws are being prosecuted and suspended, so be careful to obey all the regulations and renew your bike insurance before you venture out!


Observe these Guidelines to Avoid a Penalty


  1. Security First

Anybody caught driving without a helmet will be fined Rs. 1,000 and have their driver’s licence suspended for three months. Those who fail to fasten their seatbelts must attend a two-hour counselling session with an authorised authority.

  1. No need to hurry

Your deadly accident risk is directly proportional to your speed. If detected exceeding the permitted speed range of 50 to 70 kilometres per hour, you might anticipate a fine of Rs. 5,000 and the immediate confiscation of your driver’s licence. Also, the driver’s licence will be suspended for at least three months, prohibiting them from driving the vehicle back home.

  1. Pollution Control

Delhi has become known for haze and rising pollution levels over time. The RTO of Delhi ensures that anyone who avoids the pollution inspection will be fined Rs. 10,000. Not carrying this pollution certificate will cost you Rs. 1,000.

  1. Careless Driving & Roadrage

Every motorist in Delhi has witnessed road rage and risky driving. Changing lanes, driving under the influence, and speeding are prevalent causes of the deaths of nearly 1.5 lakh people. On a side note, you need to know how to claim insurance for a bike when you deal with this.*


Traffic Penalties You Probably Were Not Aware Of

Here are several rules that existed before the amendment but are not often known:


  • Not wearing appropriate footwear when operating a motor vehicle

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle while wearing slippers, sandals, or bare feet shall be fined Rs. 1,000.

  • When driving and taking selfies

Since selfies have become popular, it’s normal to see a group of enthusiasts searching for a distinctive frame, typically along a road. According to a case study by AIIMS and IIT Kanpur experts, over 250 people have died from ‘selfie accidents.’ A punishment of Rs. 2,000 will be levied for any act or attempt to take photographs while driving.

  • Obstructing a rescue vehicle

Unfortunately, many Indians appear to be oblivious to this law. With increasing unwillingness to let any vehicle through, it seemed inevitable that anyone who blocked the path of an emergency vehicle would be fined a hefty Rs. 10,000.

  • Smoking in your automobile

This law applies particularly in Delhi-NCR and the adjacent areas. If caught smoking in or around Delhi-NCR, drivers would be fined Rs. 100.

  • No bike insurance

Even if you are a careful driver, you must still insure your vehicle. The minimum penalty for violation of this provision is a fine of Rs. 1,000, together with a court challan. In addition, your vehicle may be confiscated by a traffic officer on duty. Ensure that you carry a hard copy or a digital copy of your insurance, which is valid, and that the bike insurance premium is paid on time.



While the law and police continually work to reduce traffic offences, we must stay abreast of these revisions and become familiar with these rules. Examine the most recent implementations to learn what not to do. Ignorance of the law is no excuse; you cannot skip this section to use it as an excuse later.



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