A fine of up to 2,000 rupees may be imposed on two-wheeler riders who wear helmets without the BIS mark

As part of its efforts to prevent road accidents, the government has amended the Motor Vehicles Act 1998 by adding an instant fine of up to Rs 2,000 for two-wheeler riders that fail to wear helmets properly.

The fine will be imposed regardless of whether the rider is wearing a helmet. Under the new rule, helmets must be worn properly and must have the BIS Mark (Bureau of Indian Standards).

Under what circumstances will the fine be imposed?1. A fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed ff the rider is wearing a helmet but the buckle is untied.
2. A fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed if the helmet does not have a BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification/mark.
3. A fine of Rs 2,000 will be imposed if the rider is found breaking other traffic rules such as jumping a red light even if they are wearing a helmet.
4. Besides this, a huge fine of Rs 20,000 be imposed if the rider is found overloading the vehicle. The rider will also have to pay an additional fine of Rs 2,000 per fine tonne for doing so.How to check challan status online?First, visit the E-Challan website — https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/Then select ‘Check Challan Status’ from the check online services optionFill in challan number, vehicle number and driving license number (DL).Click on ‘get detail’.The challan status will appear on your screen.How to pay traffic challan onlineGo to E-Challan website — https://echallan.parivahan.gov.in/Fill in the asked information and click on get detailsSelect the challan you want to pay forFill in the payment-related details and click on confirm payment.Your online challan will be paid. Take a screenshot of it for future reference.