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Mar 31, 2023

All You Need to Know About Traffic Fines in Pune

Pune is a city in the state of Maharashtra. It is known as the cultural capital of the state. It is also colloquially called the Oxford of the East due to the presence of many prestigious educational institutes. As Pune keeps expanding, this has also caused a rapid increase in construction activity. Many people are moving to Pune, which has led to an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. To cope with this burgeoning load, the authorities in Pune decided to implement the changes carried out to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. Here is more information about Pune traffic fines and rules and the recently implemented changes.

Pune RTO fine rules: All you need to know about the changes

In 2019, the Indian government took the decision to revise the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. One of the revisions was done to the traffic fines section. As Pune has been seeing continuous population growth in recent years, it has been a cause of concern for traffic authorities to manage the increase in the load of traffic. In order to bring some discipline among motorists, the traffic authorities in Pune also implemented the changes brought to the Motor Vehicles Act by the government. The changes can be understood via the following table:
Offence   Fine  Repeat Offence Fine (in Rs.) 
Underage driving (driver without a valid licence under the age of 16)   5000 5000
Driving with a disqualified licence   10000 10000
Owner driving the vehicle without valid registration   2000 5000
Driving without a valid driving licence   5000 5000
Owner driving without a valid insurance policy   2000 4000
Driving without the ‘L’ sign when required to have the same   5001 1500
Number plate not as per rules   (modified numbers to form letters, wrong colours, etc.)   1000 1000
Riding without a helmet (two-wheeler)   500 500
Pillion without helmet (two-wheeler)   500 500
In a car without a seatbelt   500 1500
Entering one way from the wrong end   500 1500
More than the permitted limit of people riding on the two-wheeler (triple-seat or more)   1000 1000
Obstruction to driver   500 1500
Travelling on the outside of the vehicle   500 1500
Disobedience of compulsory traffic signs   500 1500
Driving when mentally or physically unfit to do the same     1000 2000
Driving without proper lights after sunset   500 1500
Driving without a parking light   500 1500
Using the horn repeatedly in a silence zone/no-honking area   1000 2000
Multi-toned horns or shrill/harsh/loud horns   500 1500
Violation of signals manually issued by police   500 1500
Violation of a police stop   500 1500
Speeding or racing illegally   5000 10000
Speeding / Violation of speed limit (two- or three-wheeler)   1000 1000
Black film on glass or tinted glass   500 1500
Lack of side mirror   500 1500
Video player or TV on the dashboard   500 1500
Defective tyres / tyres in bad condition   500 1500
Lack of wiper   500 1500
Excess passengers   200 per extra passenger 200 per extra passenger
Drunk driving Non-compoundable (court) Non-compoundable (court)
Driving on footpath or cycle track (without permission)     500 1500
Vehicle parked in a ‘No Parking’ area     Non-compoundable (court) Non-compoundable (court)
Parking the vehicle near the entry of a hospital, bus stop, or at educational institutions or parking in a manner that is blocking a traffic sign Non-compoundable (court) Non-compoundable (court)
Lack of an indicator / Driving without it 500 1500
Driving with partially or fully hidden number plates 500 1500
Parking or driving on public roads without a number plate on the car 500   1500
Abandoning the vehicle on roads / Parking where stopping not permitted   Non-compoundable (court) Non-compoundable (court)
Failure to produce a valid PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate 500   1500
Overtaking/U-Turn/Drive backwards in a tunnel     Non-compoundable (court) Non-compoundable (court)

Additional tips to remember

Here are some additional tips for you to remember so that you may have a better experience on Pune roads:
  1. Give indicators at all times when changing lanes or taking turns. Failure to do so could cause a major accident and damage personal and public property.
  2. Always remember to renew your car insurance policy to continue enjoying its benefits. If you fail to do so, you could end up losing various benefits such as the NCB (No Claim Bonus) discount.
  3. If you are buying a second-hand bike, it is important to get the bike insurance policy transferred to your name to enjoy the all-round protection offered by the policy.


It is your responsibility as a vehicle owner to abide by the changes mentioned. Failure to do so might attract unnecessary fines and action. One rule you should definitely abide by is to purchase vehicle insurance to receive financial coverage for own damages as well third-party damages. The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 also mandates at least third-party insurance coverage for your vehicle. *Standard T&C apply Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. For more details on benefits, exclusions, limitations, terms, and conditions, please read the sales brochure/policy wording carefully before concluding a sale.

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