Karnataka: Looking out of sunroof to attract a fine of up to Rs 300
Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act has provisions for offences that are not particularly defined or described.
With more brands offering sunroofs in their cars, there has been a dangerous trend among car owners, who let their kids look out of the sunroof even when the vehicle is moving. Irresponsible stunts like these will now attract a fine in Karnataka.
The state police have announced that those found involved in this activity will be charged with a fine of Rs 100-300, under Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Alok Kumar, Additional Director General of Police, Traffic and Road Safety, said that though there is no specific rule prohibiting individuals from standing inside their car and looking out of the sunroof, section 177 enables the police to fine such offenders.
Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act has provisions for offences that are not particularly defined or described. Under this section, violators can be fined Rs 100 for the first offence, while repeat offenders can be fined Rs 300.
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