In a bid to improve road safety and to curb rash drivers, the Road Transport Ministry has proposed a steep hike in fines, imprisonment and cancellation of licences. For over speeding, the first offence will attract a fine of Rs. 2000 and Rs. 4000 for the second offence.
Jumping the signal or not wearing the helmet will cost Rs. 1000 instead of the existing Rs. 100. It has also been proposed to hold the guardians liable for casualties in case of juvenile riding. Also there will be strict fines for drunk riding and talking on mobile while riding.
The Ministry is set to amend these rules after a meeting in Bengaluru next week.