Owning a Vehicle without a horn

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022


Your vehicle should be mandatorily fitted with an electric horn that is capable of giving sufficient and audible warning that the vehicle is approaching1.  If you own a motor vehicle which does not have a horn, then you will be punished with a fine of at least Rs. 500 for the first offence, and Rs. 1,500 for every subsequent offence2. The applicable fine amount might vary across states. 

Given below are the fine amounts for two states:



State Frequency of Offence Fine Amount (In INR)
Delhi First Offence 500 
Any Subsequent Offence 1,500
Karnataka First offence   500
Any Subsequent Offence 1,000
  1. Section 119, Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 []
  2. Section 177, The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. []

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