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Driving in Pune? Follow these rules to avoid penalty

​Pune is a beautiful city surrounded by the Western Ghats. The city has seen tremendous growth over the years and has become a hub of the IT sector. If you have recently moved to Pune or have been residing here for years, there are some traffic rules you must be aware of. Before hitting the road, you need to have a clear understanding and knowledge of the different rules and regulations you must follow.

Traffic signals help provide valuable information about the conditions of the road and they give instructions to the driver. Whether you are on a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler, following traffic rules and regulations is mandatory. Proper knowledge of the rules will reduce the risk of accidents and will help avoid penalty.

Types of Traffic Violations​

Here are a few common traffic violations in Pune that lead to fine and penalty. ​

  • ​Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving underage
  • Driving without a license
  • Driving a vehicle that causes excess pollution
  • Driving when intoxicated
  • Not wearing a helmet
  • Not wearing seatbelt
  • ​Not having vehicle insurance​

​List of Traffic Violations and Fines in Pune


Offence New Penalty Old Penalty

 

General

First-Time Offence: Rs.500

 

Second-Time Offence: Rs.1,500

First-Time Offence: Rs.100

 

Second-Time Offence: Rs.300

Violation of Road RulesRs.500 to Rs.1,000Nil
Disobeying orders from the Authorities and Refusing to Share InformationRs.2,000Rs.500
Driving an Unauthorized Vehicle without LicenseRs.5,000Rs.1,000
Driving Without LicenseRs.5,000Rs.500
Driving Regardless of DisqualificationRs.10,000Rs.500
Over-Speeding

Light Motor Vehicle:

Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000

 

Medium Passenger or Goods Vehicle:

Rs.2,000 to Rs.4,000 and impounding of DL for the Subsequent or Second-Time Offence.

Rs.400
Dangerous / Rash Driving

First-Time Offence:

Imprisonment of 6 Months to 1 Year and/or Fine of Rs.1,000 to Rs.5,000

 

Second-Time Offence:

Imprisonment of up to 2 years and/or Fine up to Rs.10,000.

Nil
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Intoxicating Substance

First-Time Offence:

Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.

 

Second-Time Offence:

Rs.15,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 2 years.

Rs.2,000
Driving Uninsured Vehicle

First-Time Offence:

Rs.2,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

 

Second-Time Offence:

Rs.4,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Rs.1,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.
Racing and Speeding

First-Time Offence:

Rs.5,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 3 months.

 

Second-Time Offence:

Rs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 1 year.

Rs.500
Vehicle Without PermitRs.10,000 and/or Imprisonment of up to 6 months.Up to Rs.5,000
Not Wearing SeatbeltRs.1,000
Rs.100
Not Wearing HelmetRs.1,000 and Disqualification of License for 3 monthsRs.100

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Rules For Car​

To avoid traffic penalties in Pune when driving a car, you need to always wear a seat belt and avoid using your mobile phone. Ensure that the vehicle is up to date with car insurance and never drink and drive.

Rules For Two Wheeler

There are some basic rules one must follow when driving a two-wheeler. You must always wear a helmet and ensure that you have bike insurance. You should not over-speed and always ride with only one pillion rider at a time.

Following basic traffic rules in Pune will keep you and others safe. No matter the type of vehicle you own, always keep the insurance updated and never risk driving when you are intoxicated.