The National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) has formally announced an increase in fines for traffic offences of up to 900 percent.
National Highways and Motorway Police
This change is expected to take effect on October 1, 2023.
NHMP is currently spreading this information through numerous communication channels, including social media, as part of its public awareness programme.
The following are the updated fines:
|S. No.||Code||Violation||Existing Fine Amount||Revised Fine Amount||Percentage Increase (%)|
|1||B-20||Exceeding speed limits||Rs.750||Rs.2500||233.33|
|2||B-24||Overtaking where prohibited||Rs.300||Rs.1500||400|
|3||B-25||Failure to yield the right of way to other vehicles||Rs.300||Rs.1000||233.33|
|4||B-26||Interfering with an emergency vehicle||Rs.500||Rs.5000||900|
|5||B-28||Driving at night without proper light||Rs.1000||Rs.5000||400|
|6||B-29||Driving on the wrong side of the road||Rs.500||Rs.2500||400|
|7||B-30||Disobeying stop sign||Rs.500||Rs.3000||500|
|8||B-32||Following too closely or cutting in too sharply||Rs.300||Rs.1000||233.33|
|9||B-33||Driving with the rear screen covered i. Partially ii. Fully||Rs.150 and Rs.300||Rs.750||400 (avg for both)|
|10||B-34||Jumping traffic queue||Rs.500||Rs.1000||100|
|11||B-37||Using turn indicator for any purpose other than those prescribed||Rs.300||Rs.750||150|
|12||B-40||Failure to observe lightening hours||Rs.500||Rs.1000||100|
|14||B-42||Failure to Observe slow sign||Rs.200||Rs.2000||900|
|15||B-45||Prohibited lane changing||Rs.200||Rs.1000||400|
|17||B-50||Driving without a Driving License||Rs.750||Rs.5000||566.67|
|18||B-51||Driving Un-Registered Vehicle||Rs.500||Rs.2000||300|
|19||B-54||Opening doors dangerously||Rs.200||Rs.1000||400|
|20||B-55||Improper turn (turn from the wrong lane)||Rs.300||Rs.2500||733.33|
|21||B-56||Improper Lane Usage (Lane Straddling)||Rs.200||Rs.1000||400|
|22||B-57||Driving vehicle emitting smoke, visible vapors, grit, sparks, ashes or oily substance||Rs.500||Rs.1250||150|
|23||B-59||Driving a vehicle producing unduly harsh, shrill, loud, or alarming noise||Rs.300||Rs.1000||233.33|
|25||B-72||Parking on a bridge||Rs.300||Rs.750||150|
|26||B-61a||Use any kind of Phone/tablet/handheld device while driving||New insertion||Rs.500||N/A|
|27||B-61b||Driving a vehicle without fastening a seat belt or traveling in a vehicle without fastening a seat belt||New insertion||Rs.1500||N/A|
|28||B-61d||Driving a road vehicle without side mirrors or with bad mirrors||New insertion||Rs.500||N/A|
|29||B-61i||Installation of unlawful Police Light Mimic LEA||New insertion||Rs.5000||N/A|
|30||B-61j||Fancy Number Plates / Unreadable to machine||New insertion||Rs.1000||N/A|
|31||B-61k||Use of HID (High-Intensity Discharge) Lights to disrupt other driver’s vision||New insertion||Rs.2000||N/A|
|32||B-61m||Evading of law by improvised tinting of glasses||New insertion||Rs.1000||N/A|
Toll Tax Adjustment Update
In related news, the toll charge for the Lahore-Islamabad (M2) highway was increased by 10% last month.
This change was in accordance with the 20-year agreement reached in 2014.
It was between the National Highway Authority (NHA) and MS/More, an associate of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
To read our blog on “NHA raised tolls on highway between Lahore and Islamabad,” click here