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Drunk driving may lead to a penalty of Rs.10,000


  • The road transport ministry is pushing for five-fold increase in fine for first-time drunk driving while repeat offence will attract stiffer penalty besides imprisonment ranging from six months to one year and impounding of the vehicle for one year.
  • The bill has specified the fine and penalties for those carrying more than one driving licence or attempting to get a fresh one and stiff penalty for using any uninsured vehicle.
  • The bill says, driving uninsured vehicle will attract fine between Rs 2,000 and Rs 1 lakh depending on the type of vehicle.
  • It was recently revealed that over 70% of two-wheelers in India don’t have insurance cover.
  • The bill also has provision for negative point for most offences and there are provisions for mandatory community service for certain type of offences. Once an offender accumulates certain negative points, say 12 or 14, his licence will be suspended.

Source: TOI

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