Traffic rules are created for the safety of everyone on the road and have to be followed unconditionally and wholeheartedly. As a law-abiding citizen, it is important to know the rules and regulations and follow the same whether you are driving, sitting next to the driver, or even walking on the road. Delhi, being the capital city of India has many rules in place to ensure that the roads are safe, violating these can attract hefty fines. Here are some of the important traffic rules and violations in Delhi.
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2 Wheeler Driving Rules
- Wearing a helmet during driving and also ensuring that the helmet has an ISI mark is mandatory. The helmet should be ISI marked so that it is made of the right quality to prevent head injuries.
- Overspeeding and drag racing is prohibited as it can be fatal to the driver as well as the others on the road.
- Not more than one passenger is allowed to ride a pillion on a 2 wheeler.
- The driver of the two-wheeler should wear appropriate footwear to prevent slippage.
- Should follow proper lane discipline, should not jump signals, and drive on the footpaths, etc.
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Four Wheeler Traffic Rules
- The driver and the front-seat passenger should wear seat belts.
- The driver should park in demarcated zones and the designated spots only. For instance, if parallel parking is to be done, the driver should park accordingly.
- Do not jump signals and follow lane discipline to prevent traffic congestions.
- Do not text or talk while driving as the slightest mistake can prove costly not just to the driver but to other people on the road.
Common Rules Applicable to both Two and Four-wheelers
- Drinking and driving are strictly prohibited and can attract huge fines. It can also potentially increase the insurance premium along with tarnishing your driving record.
- The driving license in Delhi should be carried and presented when asked. Also, carry all documents related to the vehicle like insurance and RC book.
- Over speeding and driving dangerously is prohibited.
- A minor is not allowed to drive a vehicle and if found doing so, the owner of the vehicle can be imprisoned and the minor will be booked under Juvenile Act.
- Arguing and fighting with a traffic police officer on duty and not following the directions results in a fine of Rs 2,000.
- All citizens on the road must make way for emergency vehicles like an ambulance, police car, or fire truck.
- The two wheeler insurance and four wheeler insurance needs to be renewed and kept up to date.
List of Offences and Penalties
- First offence: Up to Rs 500
- Second offence: Up to Rs 1,500
- Without driving license: Rs 5,000
- Driving without a helmet: Rs 1,500 fine and suspension of driver’s license for 3 months.
- Driving with inappropriate footwear: Rs 1,000
- Having more than two people on a two-wheeler: Rs 1,000
- Not wearing a seat belt (front and rear seat): Rs 1,000
- Jumping red light: Rs 1,000
- Overspeeding and dangerous driving: Rs 1,000 for overspeeding and Rs 5,000 for dangerous driving. The license will be seized and suspended for 3 months or more.
- Drunk driving: If the driver has a BAC value of more than 30 mg/100 ml of blood Rs 10,000 challan will be drawn. The vehicle can also be seized by the police.
- Driving while talking: Rs 5,000 along with seizure and suspension of license for at least 3 months.
- Not allowing the emergency vehicles to pass: Rs 10,000
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