Expired Driving License

Driving without a Driving License/expired License

In accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, driving with an expired license is the same crime as driving without a license. It is a serious traffic violation and a punishable offense under Section 177 of the Act. As per new traffic rules effective from September 2019, the penalty for driving without a license or an expired license would incur a fine of ₹5000 (earlier, it was only ₹500). In addition to the fine, the defaulter may face imprisonment for up to 3 months. However, the penalty charges may vary from state to state.