Bengaluru (Karnataka), Sept. 22 -- : BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has issued notification regarding the revised fines on select traffic offences.

The state government has slashed rates on several traffic offences under, The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, but has kept penalties for drunken driving unchanged.

As per the latest order issued on Saturday, the fine for not wearing a helmet and seat belt while driving has been reduced to Rs 500 as against the prescribed amount of Rs 1000 in the new Motor Vehicle Act.

For allowing an unauthorised person to drive vehicles, the fines for two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be Rs 1000, Rs 2000 for LMV and Rs 5000 for other vehicles.

The rates have been slashed "in exercise of th...