Motor Vehicle Act 1988

Motor Vehicle Act 1988 - Traffic Rules and Regulations

Every driver should possess adequate knowledge and understanding of the following provisions of Motor Vehicle Act 1988

Section 122

Leaving vehicle in dangerous position. No person shall park his vehicle in public place in such a way that it causes danger,obstruction or inconvenience to other road users.

Section 123

Riding on running board Carriage of persons on running board and on the top or on the bonnet of motor vehicle is strictly prohibited.

Section 125

Obstruction to the driver. No person driving a motor vehicle shall allow any person to stand or sit or anything to be placed in such a manner as to hamper the driver in his control of the vehicle.

Section 126

Stationary vehicle. While keeping the vehicle stationery in public place its Mechanism should be stopped, brakes must be applied or such measures should be taken as to ensure that vehicle cannot accidently be put in motion.

Section 128

Pillion Rider. No driver of two-wheeled motor cycle shall carry more than one person, on pillion seat.

Section 130

Production of Documents.

  1. The driver of motor vehicle in any public place shall on demand produce his driving licence and certificate of registration of the vehicle for examination.
  2. Beside these documents driver of transport vehicle shall produce Road Permit Fitness Certificate, Authorisation if any Certification of Taxation on demand.

Section 134

Duty of Driver in case of Accident. If you are involved in an accident then you should -Stop . Give your own and vehicle owners name and address to any person who gives his name and address. Give possible medical aid to injured person. Report the matter to the nearest Police Station as soon as possible or within 24 hours.

Section 185

Driving by drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs. Whoever, while driving, or attempting to drive, a motor vehicle shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six month, or with fine which may extend to 2000/- or with both.

Section 186

Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive. Whoever drives a motor vehicle in any public place when he is to his knowledge suffering from any disease or disability, calculated to cause his driving of the vehicle to be a source of danger to the public, shall be punishable for the first offence with fine which may extend to Rs.200/-.

Section 207

Power to detain the vehicle. The Motor Vehicle Inspector may detain the vehicle used - Without certificate of registration. Without permit. Without driving licence