Stiffer traffic fines in Bengaluru will come into effect from July 20
BENGALURU: The new penalties announced by Bengaluru traffic police, in a gazette notification issued recently, will come into effect only from July 20, traffic cops have clarified.
The department is working towards upping awareness among commuters regarding revision in fines. Traffic police are currently conducting awareness sessions among auto drivers, bus, cab, school bus and van drivers, two-wheeler riders and resident welfare associations (RWAs) in the city. Public meetings regarding the same will also be held, said traffic police.
Signboards with revised fine amounts are being put up at busy junctions across the city to inform commuters.
Once in force, using mobile phones while riding/driving will cost Rs 1,000 as against the previous fine amount of Rs 100. Parking in no-parking zones will attract a fine of Rs 1,000 while driving motor vehicles without registration will require coughing up of Rs 5,000 for first-time offenders and Rs 10,000 for subsequent offenses. Driving vehicles without fitness certificate will, meanwhile, draw a penalty of Rs 2,000 for the first offense and Rs 5,000 for the second and subsequent offenses.
To promote safe commute, all divisions of city traffic police have been instructed to spread more awareness about the number of road accidents recorded within city limits over the past three years by displaying details of the same on signboards at major junctions. VV Puram traffic police have already put up these signboards at a few junctions within their limits.