Cuttack: Taking a U-turn from the 31st Road Safety Celebration here, a minor was caught driving a two-wheeler near Baranga and a fine of Rs 26,000 was slapped.
The 17-year-old was caught driving the two-wheeler bearing registration number OD05AJ1512 during a regular checking at a traffic post. Since he was driving without helmet and failed to produce a driver’s license (since he was underage), a challan of Rs 26,000 was generated in the name of the minor’s father- Mangaraj Parida of Baranga.
The fine was imposed under Amended Motor Vehicles Act (2019) Section 199A(2), the parent or guardian of a juvenile will be fined with 25,000 and 194D, riding without helmet.
Speaking on the matter, Cuttack RTO Dipti Ranjan Patra said, “The minor was prosecuted as per the rules by the Traffic Magistrate and the fine was slapped. Honourable Court will decide on the matter as per law.”