Shillong Cops to fine motorists for misuse of hazard lights

Shillong Cops to fine motorists for misuse of hazard lights

10/26/2020

Shillong Traffic Police to fine motorist for wrong use of hazard lights

The Traffic Police in Shillong have announced that motorists misusing hazard lights will soon face a penalty.

As per Section 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act, the incorrect use of hazard lights is a punishable act and can attract fines of up to Rs 300. The move comes after local residents have been using hazards to indicate going straight at a junction.

Hazard lights are used to denote the fact that the vehicle could be a hazard on the road to other motorists. It can also denote a broken down vehicle or an accident.

The Police will fine first time offenders Rs. 100 and repeat offenders Rs. 300.

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