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Fines of up to Rs 10,000 for using phone while driving: UP transport dept

The notification issued also said that riding without a helmet will draw a thousand rupee fine as well

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Uttar Pradesh | Motor Vehicles Act

ANI  |  New Delhi 

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Traffic fines were significantly increased by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act last year by the Union government

The use of mobile phones while driving will now invite a penalty of Rs 1,000 for the first offence and Rs 10,000 for the second such offence, said a notification issued by the UP State Transport Department.

The decision to impose such a hefty fine came following a cabinet meeting in mid-June this year. The notification issued on Thursday also said that riding without a helmet will draw a thousand rupee fine as well.

Traffic fines were significantly increased by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act last year by the Union government.

First Published: Fri, July 31 2020. 16:25 IST
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