Traffic Rules in Delhi

Traffic rules in Delhi are quite strictly implemented especially after the introduction of the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019. Soon after the implementation of the new amendments, 3,900 challans were issued against the traffic rule breakers in Delhi. Some of the traffic offences include driving without permission, RC or licence, insurance, juveniles driving the vehicles, driving while drunk, overspeeding, racing, driving without wearing a seat belt, and so on. All the signs and warnings are available on the government website and are well installed at all the important traffic junctions of Delhi. 

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List of Delhi Traffic Police Fines & Rules

Traffic Violation

Fines Imposed

Driving without a permit

₹10,000 and/or up to 6 months of imprisonment, community service

Driving without a registration certificate

First offence: ₹5,000

Subsequent offence: ₹10,000

Driving without licence

₹5,000 and/or community service

Driving without insurance

First offence: ₹2,000 and/or 3 months of imprisonment, community service

Subsequent offence: ₹4,000

Driving under the influence

₹10,000 and/or 6 months in prison

₹15,000 and/or 2 years jail for repetitive violation.

Juvenile offences

₹25,000 with 3 years in prison

Cancellation of registration for 1 year

Juvenile ineligible for licence until 25 years of age


First offence: ₹5,000 and/or 3 months in prison, community service

Subsequent offence: ₹10,000 for & up to 1 year in prison, community service


LMV: ₹1,000 - ₹2,000

MPV/HPV: ₹2,000 - ₹4,000 (+ licence seizure)

Violating road regulations

₹500 - ₹1000

Driving without a seat belt

₹1,000 and/or community service

Unauthorised use of vehicles without licence

₹1,000 - ₹5,000

Driving while using a mobile (Handheld)


Riding without a helmet (rider and pillion rider)

₹1000 and/or licence disqualification, community service for 3 months

Dangerous driving & jumping red light

₹1,000 - ₹5,000 and/or 6 months to 1 year in prison, licence seizure

Driving despite disqualification

₹10,000, and/or community service

Overloading two-wheelers

₹2,000 and licence disqualification and/or 3 months of community service

Overboarding passengers

₹200 for every extra passenger and/or community service

Offence such as offering bribes

Twice the penalty (varies according to traffic rules violated)

Blocking emergency vehicles

₹10,000 and/or community service


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Delhi Traffic Signs & Rules

Traffic signs and symbols play a crucial role in traffic safety as they provide information and help guide the motorist in a number of ways. So, now that you know the traffic penalties, let’s look at the traffic signs and symbols to bear in mind while driving in Delhi: 

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With this, you are now well-versed with the new traffic police rules and violations in Delhi. Just after the amendment of the New Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, on the first day, the Delhi police had issued 3,900 challans for traffic violations. However, another crucial traffic law that you must abide by is having a valid insurance plan. With the right comprehensive policy, you can easily cover the damage expenses incurred during a mishap. So, head over to Bajaj Markets to opt for a suitable car insurance plan or two-wheeler insurance now!

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FAQs on Delhi Traffic Police Rules, Violations and Signs

  • ✔️What are some traffic rules to follow in Delhi?

    Here are some Delhi traffic police rules and guidelines that you must remember to avoid getting a challan:

    • Ensure you always wear your seat belt or helmet while driving or riding your vehicle.

    • Keep in mind the odd-even rule in Delhi to steer clear of penalties.

    • Do not use your phone while driving.

    • Park your motor vehicle in the designated areas only.

    • Not following lane discipline according to traffic rules in India can attract a fine.

  • ✔️Which type of insurance is mandatory in India?

    It is mandatory to get a third-party motor insurance plan under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to drive on public roads.

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