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Challan is a penalty in the form of an official paper issued by the traffic police to the driver of any vehicle who has violated a traffic rule as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Violations include drunk driving, over speeding, not wearing a helmet in case of two-wheeler, not wearing a seat belt in case of four-wheeler, driving without a valid license, driving an unauthorized vehicle, taking wrong turns, jumping red light, riding more number of people than allowed by law in the vehicle, etc.
Types of challan
- On-the-spot challan
The traffic police officer on duty has the right to stop a vehicle on road in case he/she finds that the driver is violating traffic rules. The officer then issues a challan on the spot to the driver. The driver can visit the nearest traffic police station and pay the penalty there.
E-challans is issued automatically and does not require the physical presence of a traffic police officer on the site. The roads have CCTV’s and speed sensors fitted in a manner that they can record the speed of the vehicle as it passes through the particular road and the cameras can record the vehicle number, etc.
The footage is seen by the officers in the station and based on the video, they generate an e-challan and send it to the offender’s mobile number. (The officers can get the number and address of the driver through the vehicle number registration).
The offender must pay the dues on time to be able to drive their vehicle on road again.
If the offender does not pay the e-challan on time, then the officer sends the e-challan to a virtual court to settle the dispute. Your license can also get suspended. If you are not present in court hearings, the court can issue a warrant against you.
Steps to pay challan online
- Visit echallan.parivahan.gov.in. Click on “check challan status.”
- Fill the challan number, your vehicle number or the license number for checking the status.
- As you click on “get details,” your will see the status of your challan.
- Now, you can make the payment by scrolling down and clicking on “pay now” in the payment option.
- Choose the mode of payment (credit/debit card or net banking).
- After you make the payment, you receive a “payment successful” message, plus the transaction ID, which you must make note of for future references.
Benefits to choose Services | Traffic Challans
If you have been issued a challan for traffic violation, the best thing to do is simply pay the penalty on time. You don’t need a lawyer for this. But, if you wish to cancel the challan or challenge it in court, then you will need a lawyer. Also, if you miss paying the penalty on time and your challan goes to court, then it is better to have a legal expert by your side. You also require a lawyer urgently when you have been issued a warrant by court for not being present in court hearing regarding the challan.
In case of drunk driving and other such more serious offences, you must hire a lawyer to represent your case. He/she will defend the charges against you and can also help to lower the penalty or punishment. traffic challans lawyer.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You must carry your driving license, RC (Registration Certificate) of the vehicle, PUC, and insurance papers of the vehicle. In case you are driving a commercial vehicle, apart from the mentioned documents, you must also carry the vehicle’s permit and fitness certificate.
The following are the reasons for the towing away of a vehicle:
- It is left abandoned or unattended
- It was parked in No Parking Zone
- It was parked in a manner that caused traffic jam
- It was parked on the wrong side.
If you don’t pay the challan, your case will go to court and you will be sent a legal notice. You must appear on the said date in the court. If you don’t, the court will issue a warrant to arrest you. Not paying a challan is not a wise thing to do, as it will unnecessarily put you in a legal mess. You will waste your time and money in going to court and hiring lawyers and then paying double penalties and the lawyer’s expenses, etc.
No. As per Indian laws, you can possess only one driving license. If you are found to have more than one license, you will be penalized as per Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019.
There are no exemptions to the rule of not using mobile phone while driving. Even doctors who are taking an emergency call while driving will be penalized.
If you get an emergency call while driving, the best thing to do is park the vehicle on the side and then talk. There is no penalty for this.
Talking on phone while driving is an offence because it puts you and the other drivers on road at risk, as your mind gets distracted and chances of accident increases. So, it is for your own safety and the safety of other drivers on the road, plus the pedestrians walking on the side.
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