According to the Bengaluru Traffic Police, this is the highest fine amount paid in the city since the higher fines kicked in on September 1.

 Bengaluru man coughs up Rs 17000 in traffic fines for three offences Representational image
news Traffic Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 09:19

A Bengaluru resident had to cough up a fine of a whopping Rs 17,000 for multiple traffic offences on Tuesday evening. According to the Bengaluru Traffic Police, this is the highest fine amount paid in the city since the higher fines kicked in on Sunday. This comes a day after a Gurgaon man was reportedly being fined Rs 24,000. 

The Bengaluru motorist, Akash, is a resident of Varthur and works with a private company. Out of the Rs 17,000, he had to pay Rs 10,000 for drinking and driving, Rs 5,000 for driving without a license and Rs 2,000 as both he and his pillion driver did not have helmets.

The police on Kanakapura Road caught him without a helmet and stopped him. Following that he was tested for alcohol on his breath, which showed he had nearly six times the permissible amount of alcohol.

The violation was reported at Raghuvanahalli near the KSIC College Junction, reported Deccan Herald.

“We stopped Akash, who was riding a Vespa, in Raghuvanahalli near Kammavari Sangha Institute of Technology Junction for riding without a helmet around 6.10pm. We realised he was drunk and didn’t have a driving licence. The pillion rider, too, was inebriated and had no helmet. We seized Akash’s vehicle and released it on Wednesday evening after he produced receipt of the fine he had paid in court,” an officer told The Times of India. 

These new fine amounts have been fixed as per the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. The law was passed by both the Houses after three major amendments recently after two years it was first introduced. 

Here is the full list of the new fines:

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