Not Every Traffic Police Can Fine You and Its Illegal to Take Out Keys
If a traffic constable has stopped your vehicle and ordering you to show papers then let me tell you, you may deny doing so. Not only that, you can complaint to his senior authorities as well. According to the traffic law , Traffic officers of and above the rank of assistant sub-inspector are authorized to give away traffic violation challans or notices, which are for spot fines. Officers of the rank of ASI (one-star), sub-inspector (two-star), inspector (three-star) are authorized to collect spot fines. Any officer below the rank of ASI, which comprises constables and head constables, can only note down the nature of violation and vehicle number, and submit the information to the traffic enforcement automation center.
Traffic Fine Rules in India
Traffic constable can not arrest or seize your vehicle
Yes, you read it right. Traffic constable can not arrest or seize your vehicle, he can not even ask for your pollution papers as its RTO’s job. He is not supposed to take out keys from your vehicle too.
The Indian Motor Vehicle Acte, 1932
Traffic officers of and above the rank of assistant sub-inspector are authorized to give away traffic violation challans or notices, which are for spot fines. Officers of the rank of ASI (one-star), sub-inspector (two-star), inspector (three-star) are authorized to collect spot fines. Constables can only help them.
Traffic Police can never always seize your license
Traffic Police can seize your license only for jumping red lights, overloading, carrier vehicle carrying passengers, drink and drive, talking over mobile while driving and for high speed driving.
How much money can be fine by traffic police
Only ASI and SI can fine more than 100 rupees, Head constable can fine only upto 100 rupees and not more than that. As we said before constable can not fine you for any offence.
Recognize traffic police rank by their uniform color
In traffic police from constable to ASI wear white color uniform and inspector and people above him wear khaki color uniform. While imposing fine they should be in their uniform.
Original Documents which you need to have
These are the list Original Documents which you need to have while checking:
Driving licence and pollution under control certificate should be original and you may have copy of RC and insurance.
Helmet not required for Sikhs and surgery on ear
We always think that helmet is not required for Sikhs but thats wrong. Helmet is not required for Sikhs and people with surgery on ear which is also called Mestoid surgery.
On spot fine
On spot fine is done when you break any rule mentioned above and if you are not in a condition to pay challan then police will take your license.
If someone has broke the rules and ran away from police then police notes down his number and send a chalan to his place.
So these are the rules for traffic police and next time if you see them breaking rules then do complaint to senior officials.
by shuhbham modi