Pay Rs 10,000 fine for using mobile phone while driving in Uttar Pradesh

Pay Rs 10,000 fine for using mobile phone while driving in Uttar Pradesh

Using mobile phones while driving will attract Rs 10,000 fine in Uttar Pradesh.

In a move for better road safety rules, Uttar Pradesh on Friday issued an order to impose a penalty of Rs 10,000 for using mobile phones while driving.

The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh passed the order based on the notification issued by the state transport department on Thursday.

The hefty amount for the violation has been imposed to imbibe a sense of responsibility among citizens as it could lead to a reduction in the number of traffic rule violations in the state.

Earlier, the UP Traffic Police has made it mandatory for pillion riders to wear a helmet along with the rider.

According to the Motor Vehicles Act which came into force in September last year, driving under the influence of alcohol, not giving way to ambulances or fire brigade will attract a penalty of Rs 10,000 or imprisonment.

Several other stringent measures were taken to increase awareness and road behavior. Not wearing seat belts, drunk and dangerous driving, over-speeding, jumping red lights, driving without insurance, and overloading vehicles will also attract higher penalties.