TRAFFIC LAWS

QUERIES ON TRAFFIC LAWS IN PUNE:

Q: WHAT IS THE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING/DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANY DRUG?

A: If a driver is caught driving a vehicle with alcohol in his blood exceeding 30 mg per 100 ml or he is under the influence of a drug to such an extent that he is incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle, the following will be the punishments. First offence: imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to rs 2,000 or both subsequent offence: imprisonment up to 2 years or fine up to rs 3,000 or both. If you commit a fatal accident under the influence of liquor you could be booked under culpable homicide not amounting to murder which is a non-bailable offence.

Q: WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LIQUOR?

A: If you are caught driving under the influence of liquor you will be issued a police notice for for the appearance in the Court. There is no provision of paying the fine on the spot. Moreover, you will not be allowed to continue to driving unless you have a partner who is not under the the influence of liquor and has a valid driving licence.

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You will be advised to hire a cab leaving the vehicle in the police station under acknowledgement till you apear in the court and pay the fine.

YOUR DRIVING LICENCE WILL ALSO BE KEPT WITH THE POLICE TILL THE DISPOSAL OF THE CASE.

Q: WHAT IS THE SPOT FINE FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING?

A: There is no spot fine for drunken driving. In each of the drunken driving case, police notice is issued asking the person to appear before the court. Only court is empowered to impose the fine.

Q: CAN MY LICENSE BE SUSPENDED BY THE TRAFFIC POLICE AUTHORITIES IF I AM CAUGHT TALKING ON MY MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING IN PUNE?

A: Yes, your license can be suspended. The penalty is Rs. 100, as provided on http://punetrafficpolice.gov.in/index.php/en/traffic-rules/offence-and-fine.html

However, under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle rules, 1989 the licensing authority can disqualify you from holding a driving licence or revoke such licence.

About The Initiator Adv. Heena Panjabi

An advocate by profession, with an aim to educate and spread knowledge about the law, Adv. Heena Panjabi came to India after living in Dubai for 18 years, with the zest of studying law and fulfilling her dream of being a legal practitioner. Her main motive of studying law was to work with people and educate them about their legal rights, as ignorance of law is no excuse. She started an initiative 'LAW WISE INDIA' with the main motive of providing information, educating and simplifying different laws, acts, rules and regulations in India.

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