Delhi man pays fine more than the entire value of his own scooter

Just days after the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into force a man in Delhi was fined a huge fine of Rs 23,000 for riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet and also for not carrying important documents.

The stricter traffic rules Act came into force on September 1, taking up the massive amount of penalities by more than 4 times in some shocking cases. On Day 1, 39,000 drivers were penalised for various offences, including violations like triple riding, pollution, tampered number plates, using pressure horns, and talking on mobile phone while driving.

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Gurugram Police has also issued Dinesh Madan a challan on Monday, near the district court in Gurugram, for not possessing the documents including his driving licence, registration certificate of the motorcycle and the pollution certificate.

“As Madan was not wearing his helmet, he was stopped by the on-duty traffic personnel. He was unable to produce his documents, when asked. Hence, the challan was issue,” the traffic police officer at the location said.

As per the challan copy accessed by news agency IANS, Madan who is a resident of Geeta Colony in East Delhi, was riding the vehicle without his licence for which he was fined a sum of Rs 5,000, an equal amount for not showing his Registration Certificate and then Rs 2,000 for not having a third party insurance and a hefty fine of Rs 10,000 for violating air pollution standards and again Rs 1,000 for not wearing a helmet.

Madan added that he had not violated any traffic rule and the amount was huge.

“I have not violated any traffic rules. They asked me to produce the documents in 10 minutes, which was impossible. They stopped me for not wearing the helmet and said that I have been penalised Rs 1,000 for that,” he added, as reported by IANS.

He later mentioned that the value of his scooter was Rs. 15,000 and also said that he would carry his documents in the future.

Besides recognised offences, like jumping red lights and riding two-wheelers without helmets, blocking emergency vehicles has also been now introduced as an offence, and the guardians of teenagers who are caught at the wheel will be fined heavily and is treated as ‘criminal offence’