Offences and Punishment/Fine Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

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OFFENCES AND PUNISHMENT/FINE UNDER THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT, 1988 & THE CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES, 1989- AT A GLANCE Sl. Description of offence No. 1. Driving without holding an effective driving licence 2. Driving by an under-aged person (Minor driving vehicle) 3. Owner or person in-charge of a vehicle permitting an unlicensed person or an under-aged person to drive it (Parents/guardians/ friends permitting minor to drive vehicle) 4. Holding of a driving licence permitting it to be used by other person. 5. (i) Disqualified person driving a vehicle or (ii) applying for or obtaining a driving licence or (iii) seeking a licence without disclosing endorsements made on driving licence preciously held 6. (i) Disqualified conductor acting as conductor or (ii) applying for or obtaining a conductors licence or (iii) seeking a licence without disclosing endorsements made on licence previously held. 7. Running driving school without a licence Section/Rule S.3r/wS. 181 of MV Act S.4r/wS. 181 of MV Act S.5r/wS. 180 of MV Act

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Maximum of punishment Term of Imprisonment/Fine 3months or Rs. 500 or both 3months or Rs. 500 or both 3months or Rs. 1000 or both

S. 6(2)r/wS. 177 of MV.Act S. 23r/wS. 182(1) of MV.Act

Rs. 100 for first offence 3 month or Rs. 500

S. 36r/wS. 182 of MV.Act

One month or Rs. 100 or both

R. 24 C.MV. Rules r/w S. 177 of MV Act S. 112r / wS. 183(1) of MV.Act

8.

Driving a vehicle at an excessive speed

9.

Any person permitting his employee or a person subject to his control to drive a vehicle at an excessive speed Driving or permitting to drive a vehicle carrying excess load

S. 112r / wS. 183(2) of MV.Act

10.

Ss. 113(3), 114,115 r/w S.194(1) of MV Act

Rs. 100 for first offence Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence Rs.400 for first offence Rs. 1,000 for second or subsequent offence Rs. 300 for first offence Rs. 500 for second or subsequent offence Minimum Rs. 2,000 and additional Rs. 1,000 per ton of excess load together with charges for offloading the excess load

111 Sl. Description of offence No. 11. Driver refusing to stop and submit his vehicle to weighing or removing the load prior to weighing 12. Any person driving or permitting to drive and vehicle with a left-hand steering control unless equipped with a device of a prescribed nature 13. Driving dangerously / its Abetment Section/Rule S. 114 r/w S.194(2) of MV Act S. 120 r/w S.177 of MV Act Maximum of punishment Term of Imprisonment/Fine Rs. 3,000 Rs. 100 for first offence Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence 6 months or Rs. 1,000 for first offence or both 2 years or Rs.2,000 for second or subsequent offence within 3 years of previous commission or both 6 months or Rs. 2,000 for first offence or both 2 years or Rs.3,000 for second or subsequent offence within 3 years of previous commission or both Rs. 200 for first offence Rs. 500 for second or subsequent offence 3 months or Rs. 1,000 or both Rs. 100 for first offence Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence Rs. 100 for first offence Rs. 300 for second or subsequent offence Rs. 2,000

S. 184/S.188 of MV Act

14.

Driving by a drunken person or by a person under influence or drugs / its Abetment

S. 185/S.188 of MV Act

15.

Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive / its Abetment

S. 186/S.188 of MV Act

16. 17.

Driving an uninsured vehicle S. 146 r/w S.196 of MV Act Driver’s failure to obey traffic sign (Red light jumping, S. 119 r/w S.177 of MV Act violation of yellow line, changing lane without indication, etc.) Driver’s failure to obeyscribed signals on prescribed occasions S. 121 r/w S.177 of MV Act

18.

19.

Violation of restriction of time on HTVs on specified roads/ areas

S. 115 r/w S.194 of MV Act

112 Sl. Description of offence No. 20. Driver allowing any person to obstruct his control of the vehicle (Sitting at a place so as to hamper driving etc.) 21. Driver of a two-wheeler / motor cycle carrying more...
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