Shillong Cops to fine motorists for misuse of hazard lights

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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