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The use of mobile phones while driving in Uttar Pradesh will now invite a penalty of 1,000 for the first offence and 10,000 for the second such offence, said a notification issued by the UP State Transport Department.

The decision to impose such a hefty fine came following a cabinet meeting in mid-June this year. The notification issued on Thursday also said that riding without a helmet will draw a thousand rupee fine as well.

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Traffic fines were significantly increased by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act last year by the Union government.

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