General Driving Rules And Regulations

Good driving depends on practice. You must keep a few things in mind before you start driving. adjust the seat according to your convenience. Make sure that all the glasses are clean and nothing can obstruct your view. Check whether the review mirrors are properly adjusted. Don't forget to check if the car is in neutral gear before you start the engine. Look whether the doors are locked properly. The most important thing is to put on the seat belt. The drivers should ask the passengers to do the same. Check the brake lights before you start driving.

Traffic Police is taking care on the following items:

1. Keeping Road sign boards and indication Boards on Road side margins. i.e (i)School Zone, (ii)Speed breakers a head, (iii)Hospital Zone, (iv)Bus Bay etc.

2. Road markings like Zebra lines side margins with white paints.

3. Allotment of parking places at important market areas and busy places.

4. Conducting traffic awareness programmes in Schools and colleges for educating the public about traffic rules and regulations.

5. Laying speed breakers on important road junctions.

6. Posting of Traffic Out Posts at Bus stand for fixing of auto fares.

7. Conducting special drives to catch the drunken drivers and triple riders.

8. Doing Bandobust duties at fairs and festivals (Dasara Bandobust) for free flow of traffic.

Top 10 Road Safety Tips

1. Don't use your mobile phone whilst driving: Making or receiving a call, even using a 'hands free' phone, can distract your attention from driving and could lead to an accident.

2. Don't drink and drive: Any alcohol, even a small amount , can impair your driving so be a safe driver don't drive and drive.

3. Slow down: At 35mph you are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian than at 30mph.

4. Children: Children often act impulsively, take extra care outside schools, near buses and ice cream vans when they might be around.

5. Take a break: Tiredness is thought to be a major factor in more than 10% of road accidents. Plan to stop for at least a 15 minute break every 2 hours on a long journey.

6. Walk safely: When crossing a road always use a pedestrian crossing if there is one nearby. Help others to see you by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing in poor light conditions

7. Anticipate: Observe and anticipate other road users and use your mirrors regularly.

8. Use car seats: Child and baby seats should be fitted properly and checked every trip.

9. Keep your distance: Always keep a two second gap between you and the car in front

10. Belt up in the back: In a collision, an unbelted rear passenger can kill or seriously injure the driver or a front seat passenger.

(SECTION 200 OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT, 1988)


Sl. NO Penal Section Name of the Offence Motor Cycles, Motor Cycle-cabs, Auto rickshaws with a seating capacity upto 4 in all, invalid carriages, Omini buses , Educational Institution buses, Private service vehicles, Motor cabs with seating capacity upto (7) in all, Light Motor Vehicles Motor Vehicles other than those mentioned in column 4
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1 177 General Provision for punishment
of offences
a)Rs.100/- for non wearing of helmets.b) Rs.100/- for non- wearing of seat belts.
c)Rs.100/- per offence subject to the maximum
of Rs.200/- in respect of other offences
Rs.100/- per offence subject to the maximum of Rs.200/-
1) Without L Board
2) Not allowing to overtake the
vehicle from rare Right side.
3) Misbehavior by Taxi driver
4) Driving without uniform by
taxi/Public transport vehicle driver
5) Extra demand by Auto
6) Extra passengers in Auto
(per head)
7) Driving without uniform by
goods carrier driver
8) Carrying extra persons in
goods vehicle (per head)
9) Without / Irregular Number
10) Driving without light
11) Disobeying Traffic Signal/ No
entry/No right/No ‘U’ turn
12) Obstruction of Driver Piloting
13) Not producing DL and RC/ With out document
14)Without Mirror
15) Not Blocking right side of
Auto rickshaw
16)Without Bulb Horn(Auto)
17) Visibility of Lamps&
Registration Marks
18) Lane/Line Crossing
19)Wearing of helmets
20)Non wearing of Seat belts
2 178 Travelling without pass  or  ticket and for dereliction of duty on the part of a conductor and permit holder or driver’s refusal to ply a Contract Carriage on hire 500/- 500/-
3 179(1) Disobedience of orders, obstruction to the checking officer in discharge of duties and refusal of information 500/- 500/-
4 179(2) Refusal to give information 500/- 500/-
5 180 Allowing unauthorized persons to drive vehicles. 1000/- 1000/-
6 181 Driving vehicles in contravention
of sections 3 & 4 including under age driving
500/- 500/-
7 182(1) Driving a Motor Vehicle by a person disqualified to hold a driving license 500/- 500/-
8 182(2) A person acting as a Conductor of a motor vehicle, disqualified for holding a conductor license -- 100/-
9 183(1) Driving at excessive speed 400/- 400/-
10 183(2) Allowing  a  person  to  drive  at excessive speed 300/- 300/-
11 184 Driving  Dangerously/Cell  phone
drive/excess  load  projection  on either side/Jumping Signal
1000/- 1000/-
12 186 Driving    by    a    mentally    and physically unfit person 200/- 200/-
13 189 Racing & Trail of speed 500/- 500/-
14 190(2) Using vehicle in unsafe condition
in public place by violating road safety, control of noise and air pollution, Wrong parking and dangerous parking
1000/- 1000/-
15 192(1) Without registration or without renewal of registration or without Fitness Certificate 2000/- per offence subject to a maximum of Rs.5000/- 5000/- for each offence subject to a maximum of Rs.5000/-
16 194(2) Refusal  to  stop  and  submit  the vehicle to weighing 3000/- 3000/-
17 196 (a) Without Insurance Certificate 1000/- 1000/-
(b)Without Public liability Certificate in respect of vehicles carrying or meant to carry hazardous substances Not applicable 1000/-
18 198 Unauthorized   interference   with vehicle 100/- 100/-