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Nagaland Police notifies on traffic offences

By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2022 9:40 pm

Dimapur, Aug. 12 (EMN): Nagaland Police has informed that in view of the increase in the number of vehicle accidents along the Kohima-Dimapur National Highway including private and commercial vehicles, Nagaland Police has been conducting enforcement drive against violators along the National Highway in Dimapur as well as Kohima for the past few weeks.

SP (Crime) and PRO, PHQ, in a press release notified the public on the various offences under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and other notifications under which the Nagaland Police has been enforcing.

Nagaland Police appealed to the general public to follow the provisions of the law, and in case of violations to pay the fines only under proper challan and to the authorized police officers only.

It also informed that in case of any unauthorized personnel collecting fines without proper challan, the same may be brought to notice of the Control Room which has been setup for receiving any complaints/information regarding illegal collection of money by providing specific information accompanied by photographic and video- graphic evidence.

Complainants may contact (i) 112 (ii) 8798881978, (iii) 8798881979 or e-mail to

The general public may also contact the Nagaland Police officers whose CUG (Closed User Group) mobile numbers are available in the ‘Call Your Cop’ mobile App which can be downloaded from ‘Play Store’, it stated.

”The information can be shared with Nagaland Police via Voice call, whatsapp, text message, e-mail and so on. The confidentiality of all persons reporting such complaint shall be maintained, if so desired,” it added.

Offences under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988

SectionOffenceFine (INR)
177General penalty1st offence-INR 500/-2nd offence – fine up to INR 1,500/-
181Driving without licenseFine up to INR5,000/-
183(1)Over-speedingINR 1,000/- to INR2,000/- for LMVINR 2,000/- to INR4,000/- for medium/heavy passengers or goods vehicles.Second subsequent offence- impounding of Driving License
184Penalty for dangerous drivingFirst offence-imprisonment of 6 months to 1 year and /or fine up to INR 1,000/- to INR5,000/-Subsequent offence (within 3 years from first offences- imprisonment up to 2 years and /or fine up to INR 10,000/-
185Drunken drivingFirst offence fine up to INR 10,000/- and /or imprisonment up to 6 monthsSecond offences fine up to INR 15,000/- and/or imprisonment up to 2 years
192Using vehicle without registrationContravention of section 56 also punishable under this provision.First offence fine from INR 2,000/- up to INR 5,000/-Second offences imprisonment up to 1 years or fine INR 5,000/- up to INR 10,000/-
192 AUsing vehicle without permit  First offence imprisonment up to 6 months and fine of INR 10,000/-Second offences – imprisonment between 6 months to 1 year and /or fine of INR 10.000/-
194(1)OverloadingFine of minimum INR 20,000/- and INR 2,000/- per excess Tonne and liability to pay for overloading
194(2)Refusal to stop and submit vehicle for weighingFine of INR 40,000/-
194(A)Carriage of excess passengersFine of Rs.200/- per excess passenger
194 DPenalty for not wearing helmetsFine of INR 1,000/- and disqualification from license for months
196Driving uninsured vehicleFirst offence fine of INR 2,000/-and/or imprisonment up to 3 monthsSecond offence-fine of INR4,000/- and /or imprisonment up to 3 months
199 AOffence by juvenilesGuardian owner deemed guiltyFine of INR25,000/- and imprisonment up to 3 years and cancellation of registration of motor vehicle used by the juvenile in the offence, for 12 monthsJuvenile ineligible to obtain learners license until the age of 25 years
By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2022 9:40:39 pm