Whoever contravenes any provision of this Act or of any rule made thereunder shall, if no other penalty is provided for the offence, on conviction, be punishable with fine which may extend to ten rupees, or if having been previously convicted of any offence under this Act, he is again convicted of an offence under this Act, with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.
Section 19 - Driving recklessly or dangerously
Whoever drives a vehicle or animal on a highway at a speed or in a manner which is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances of the case including the nature, condition and use of the highway or public place where the vehicle or animal is driven and the amount of traffic which actually is at the time or which might reasonably be expected to be in the highway shall be punishable on a first conviction for the offence with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees and for a subsequent offence with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.
Section 20 - Power to arrest without warrant
(1) A police officer in uniform may arrest without warrant,
(a) any person who being required under the provisions of this Act to give his name and address refuses to do so, or gives a name and address which the police officer has reason to believe to be false, or
(b) any person concerned in an offence under this Act or reasonably suspected to have been so concerned, if the police officer has reason to believe that he will abscond or otherwise avoid the service of summons.
(c) A police officer or other authority arresting without warrant the driver of a vehicle or animal shall, if the circumstances so require, take or cause to be taken any steps he may consider proper for the temporary custody of the vehicle or animal.
Section 21 - Summary disposal of cases
(1) A court taking cognizance of an offence under this Act may state upon the summons to be served on the accused person that he,
(a) may appear by a legal practitioner and not in person, or
(b) may by a specified date prior to the hearing of the charge plead guilty to the charge by registered letter and remit to the court such sum as the court may specify.
(2) Where an accused person pleads guilty under clause (b) of sub-section (1) and remits the sum specified, no further proceedings in respect of the offence shall be taken against him.
Section 22 - Rules to be laid before State Legislature
All rules made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be, after they are made, before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more sessions and if before the expiry of the said period, either House of the State Legislature makes any modification in any rule or directs that such rule shall not have effect and if the modification or direction is agreed to by the other House such rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be.
Section 23 - Existing bye-laws to continue
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, all bye-laws in force at the commencement of this Act,-
(i) which have been made under the Bombay Municipal Boroughs Act, 1925 (Bombay Act XVIII of 1925), the Bombay District Municipal Act, 1901 (Bombay Act III of 1901), the Coorg Municipal Regulation, 1907 (Central Regulation II of 1907), the Hyderabad District Municipalities Act, 1956 (Hyderabad Act XVIII of 1956), and
(ii) which have been continued by the Madras Traffic Control Act, 1938 (Madras Act V of 1938), and the Mysore Traffic Control Act, 1955 (Mysore Act 13 of 1956),
shall, so far as they are consistent with the provisions of this Act, continue to be valid, but any such bye-laws may be cancelled or altered by a rule made under this Act.
Section 24 - Repeal and savings
The enactments specified in the Fourth Schedule are repealed to the extent mentioned in the fourth column thereof:
Provided that the provisions of section 6 of the 1 [Karnataka] General Clauses Act, 1899 (1 [Karnataka] Act III of 1899), shall be applicable in respect of the repeal of the enactments specified in serial numbers 5, 6 and 7 of the Fourth Schedule and section 8 and section 24 of the said Act shall be applicable as if the said enactments had been repealed and re-enacted by this Act.
1. Adapted by the Karnataka adoptation of laws order 1973 w.e.f. 01.11.1973