What is The Motor Vehicle Act? What are the offences and Penalties under Motor Vehicle Act?
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- By Taxmann
- Last Updated on 29 January, 2021
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988:
The Motor Vehicles Act was passed in the year 1988 by Parliament of India and regulates almost all the aspects of road transport vehicles. It provides detailed provision on licensing of the drivers and conductors, registration of motor vehicles, the provision on controlling their permits, traffic regulation, related insurance, liabilities, and penalties. This act majorly concentrates on innocent people who are on the road and can get affected by drivers of these motor vehicles. The motor vehicle act provides a provision for compensation for such helpless people. They are referred to as “Third Party” and the motor vehicle act revolves around providing safety to these third party people.
The various offenses and related penalties are mentioned below:
• Under section 3 r/w 181 Motor Vehicle Act, a person driving without a valid license shall have to pay a penalty of INR 500/- and or imprisonment of around three months. • Under section 5 r/w 180 Motor Vehicle Act, a person allowing his vehicle to be driven by a person who do not have a valid license shall have to pay a penalty of INR 1000/- with or without three months of imprisonment. • Under section 130(3) r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act, a person not carrying all the documents required shall be liable to pay a penalty of INR 100/-. • Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act, a person driving without a valid insurance shall be liable to pay a penalty of INR 1000/- with or without an imprisonment of three months. • Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act, a person driving without a valid permit shall be liable to pay a penalty of INR 5000/- which could not be less than INR 2000/-. • Under section 130 r/w 177 Motor Vehicle Act, a person driving without a valid fitness shall be liable to pay a penalty of INR 5000/- which could not be less than INR 2000/-. • Under section 39 r/w 192 Motor Vehicle Act, a person without a valid R.C, for his vehicle shall be liable to pay a penalty of INR 2000/-.
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