Mumbai Traffic Regulations and Violations.

Mumbai Traffic Regulations and Violations

With an increase in traffic rule breaches due to an increase in the number of motor vehicles on Mumbai's roads, as well as an increase in the number of accidents, it is more vital than ever for individuals to observe traffic laws and be aware of potential infractions.

Motor Vehicles Act, 1914

To combat rising traffic, the government enacted the Motor Vehicles Act. It was the government's first piece of legislation at the time. The Indian government eventually updated this as the 'Motor Vehicle Act, 1988.'

Traffic rules to observe when operating a motor vehicle on Mumbai's roadways

The following are the traffic laws that must be obeyed by motor vehicle drivers on Mumbai's roads:

    The significance of traffic lights:

    Because traffic signals are important instruments for ensuring the smooth flow of traffic on the roadways, all motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians should pay close attention to them.

    The following describes the many types of traffic signals and their significance:

      1. The red light:

      If a red light is flashing, the car must come to a complete stop before the traffic lights. Any attempt to cross the line when the red light is flashing might cause a significant traffic hazard.

      2. Amber illumination:

      If the amber light is illuminated, the driver should begin operating his car. This traffic light functions as an alert signal.

      3. The light is green.

      If the light turns green, the motorist is now permitted to cross the traffic line or junction. It also refers to the 'Go signal.'

Mumbai traffic penalties list

Type of violation

MVA

Charge levied by Mumbai traffic police (in Rs.)

The driver is talking on the mobile phone while driving.

250 A MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle without a valid MDL.

3/181 MVA (Driver)

500

The owner of the vehicle has allowed unauthorized persons to drive the vehicle.

5/180 MVA (Owner)

500

The driver driving the vehicle has failed or refused to produce MDL.

130 (1) MVA/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle on the footpath.

15 (2) (2) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle on or near a bend.

15 (2) (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle on a bridge.

15 (2) (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the on a road crossing.

15 (2) (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle in a parking spot that not available for parking.

15 (2) (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle near a parking gate when it is prohibited to do so.

15 (2) (8) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked the vehicle opposite another motor vehicle.

15 (2) (5) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is causing obstruction to free flow of traffic.

122 MVA/177 MVA

200

The driver is parking the vehicle near signal or pedestrian crossing.

15 (2) (3) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has committed a drink and drive offence. (Non-Compoundable Offence)

185 MVA

-

The driver has obtained a fancy number plate.

51 CMVR/177 MVA

1000

The driver has parked the vehicle on wrong side of the road.

15 (2) (9) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle without the head light.

105 CMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is practicing honking.

21 (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has exceeded the speed limit.

112 A/183 MVA

1000

The owner of the vehicle has instigated his driver to commit an offence.(Employee)

112 A/183 MVA

1000

The driver is driving the vehicle with tinted glasses.

100 (2) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The auto rickshaw driver is refusing to serve the customer.

178 (3) MVA

50

The taxi driver is refusing to serve the customer.

178 (3) MVA

200

The vehicle’s meter flag is down on stand.

21 (7) MMVR/177 MVA

200

i) The driver is driving a two wheeler motor vehicle without registration.

39 MVA/192 (1) MVA

1000

ii) The driver is driving a vehicle other than a two wheeler without registration.

39 MVA/192 (2) MVA

2000

The rickshaw or taxi Driver is smoking while driving.

21 (16) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The rickshaw/ taxi driver is driving the vehicle without uniform.

21 (18) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver has parked at a prohibited place.

15 (2) (10) RRR/177 MVA

200

Three people are riding on a two wheeler.

128(1)/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle in reverse without precaution.

233 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is carrying excess number of passengers. (Rickshaw/Taxi)

21 (20) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver took a U turn where it was prohibited.

12 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is turning without electric light direction.

102 (1) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver did not slow down at a road junction or intersection.

8 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is riding on running board outside the vehicle.

123 MVA/177 MVA

200

The driver is physically or mentally unfit to drive.

186 MVA

500

The driver is overtaking another vehicle from the left.

4 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver failed to give slow down signal.

13(A) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver gave way to traffic on right side.

9 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver cut a lane when prohibited to do so.

18 (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is causing obstruction while overtaking another vehicle.

7 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver crossed the yellow line while overtaking another vehicle.

18 (2) RRR/177 MVA

200

The vehicle halted on stop line or pedestrian crossing.

19 (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The parking lights have not been switched on by the driver in case of a two or three wheeler.

103 (2) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The parking lights Not on Other Than (Two / Three Wheeler)

109 CMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is honking in silence zone.

21 (2) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is honking continuously.

21 (1) RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is using a multi toned horn.

119 (2) CMVR/190 (2) MVA

500

The driver is jumping a traffic signal.

239 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver has caused a violation of signal given by the traffic police.

22 (A)RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver has caused a racing or speed test violation.

189 MVA

2000

The driver is driving the vehicle in a dangerous manner.

184 MVA

1000

The driver is transporting goods in an unsafe or dangerous manner.

202 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The owner of the motor vehicle has altered it without the RTO’s permission.

52 MVA/191 MVA

1000

The driver is driving the vehicle without the mud guard.

165 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle without the side mirror.

161 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver has placed a TV/Video set on the dashboard.

162 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The tyre of the vehicle being driven by the driver is damaged.

94 (2) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle without reflector.

104 (1) CMVR/177 MVA

1000

The owner has interfered in an unauthorized manner with the vehicle.

198 MVA

1000

The driver is driving the vehicle without wiper.

101 CMVR/177 MVA

200

The auto driver has refused to serve the customer.

178 (3) MMVR

50

The rickshaw or taxi driver has refused to ply out of stand.

21 (5) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The rickshaw or taxi is being driven with insufficient fuel.

21 (14) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The vehicle being driven is unclean.

21 (19) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The carry cleaner is inside the permit vehicle.

21 (10) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle with a faulty meter.

146 MMVR/177 MVA

200

The vehicle is carrying an animal dangerously.

23 (1) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver has failed to display the badge.

24 (2) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driving by the driver is causing obstruction to another driver.

125/177 MVA

200

The driver is not obeying the traffic signs while driving the vehicle.

119/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle on the wrong side of the road.

2 RRR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle without valid Insurance (Driver).

146 MVA /196 MVA

A300

The driver is driving the vehicle without valid Insurance (Owner).

146 MVA /196 MVA

2000

The driver is driving the vehicle without the L Board.

3 (C) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The number plate of the vehicle is not visible.

236 (1) MMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the two wheeler without wearing a helmet.

129 MVA/177 MVA

500

The driver is driving the vehicle without wearing the seatbelt.

138 (3) CMVR/177 MVA

200

The driver is driving the vehicle in a No Entry zone or driving on the wrong side of one way.

17 (1) RRR/177MVA

200

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