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VIOLATION OF ANY RULE IS PUNISHABLE AND SO ALSO VIOLATION OF PROVISIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLES ACT :
For any violation of Motor Vehicle Act fine upto Rs.100/- can be imposed and if the offence is repeated fine can even extend upto Rs.300/-.
Violation of speed limit can be punished with a fine upto Rs.300/- and for repeated offences even upto Rs.500/-
Non-adherence of any traffic signs or directions is also punishable with fine upto Rs. 500/-
Very serious offences like dangerous driving, driving without licence, causing grievious injury, are all punishable, even with imprisonment.
Causing fatal accidents due to rash, negligent driving can result in imprisonment for two years or fine or both. It is almost treated as a murder without motive.
If by rash and negligent driving, grievous injury is caused to anyone, it is also punishable by two years imprisonment or Rs.1000/- as fine, or both. If the injury is simple, the imprisonment period will be upto 6 months. It is also liable for fine upto Rs.500/- or both imprisonment and fine.
Even if anyone is endangered by rash and negligent driving it is punishable by 6 months imprisonment or a fine of Rs.100/- or both.
Driving without licence is not only risky but also liable for punishment with 3 months imprisonment or a fine of Rs.500/- or both.
Drinking is harmful to health and drunken driving is harmful to others also. Hence drunken driving is punishable with imprisonment for 6 months, if it is a first offence or punishable with fine upto Rs.2000/- or even both. If the offence is repeated it is punishable with imprisonment which can extend event upto 2 years or a fine of Rs.3000/- or even both.
For every Motor vehicle speed limit is prescribed in the M.V. Act to ensure safety for the driver and other road users.
(Section 112 of M.V. Act 1988)
The prescribed limit is 40 Kms. Your vehicle may be capable of going at even the double the speed than this and your enthusiasm or sometimes even some urgent matter may make you drive at full capacity of the vehicle or at speed far exceeding the limit.
Please remember that not only violating the law is punishable but overspeeding also can result in accident.
"Speed thrills but also kills" is not just a slogan, it is a bitter truth.
Many accidents are caused by overspeeding.
Please don't be a part of it for your sake, for your family's sake, for other's sake and also for the sake of not having to pay a fine upto Rs.400/- or Rs.1000/- (if it is a repetitive offence).
Even if you make your employee exceed the speed limit you will be punished with a fine of Rs.300/- and Rs.500/- if it is a repeated offence.
(Section 183 of M.V. Act, 1988)
NO RACING IN A PUBLIC ROAD
You must not take part in a race or speed contest of any kind with motor vehicles in any public place without the written consent of the State Government. If you do so violating the rules you will be liable for punishment of imprisonment upto a month or a fine upto Rs.500/- or both.
(Section 189 of M.V. Act).
Speed has relationship to the Nature, Condition and use of the place. If you drive at a higher speed or even at a speed within the prescribed speed limit but in a manner which is dangerous to other road users without considering the nature, condition and use of the place and traffic, it can result in major accidents. Therefore, M.V. Act has prescribed the major punishment of imprisonment upto 6 months of fine upto Rs.1000/-.
(Section 184 of M.V. Act 1988)
If the offence is repeated within 3 years naturally the law views it seriously and has prescribed the punishment of imprisonment upto 2 years or fine expending upto Rs.2,000/- or even both depending on the gravity of the offence.
Drink and driving does not mix well. Driving by a drunken person or driving under the influence of drug is punishable.
Sec. 185 of M.V. Act.
At the time of driving there should be no alcohol in the blood even in the smallest quantity. Similarly, if you are under the influence of a drug to an extent that makes you incapable of exercising proper control of the vehicle and drive the vehicle, you are liable to be punished with imprisonment upto 6 months or fine extending upto Rs.2,000/- or both.
If the offence is repeated the punishment is higher i.e. imprisonment that can be extended even upto 2 years of fine or Rs. 3,000/- or both.
DON'T LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE DANGEROUSLY
It is unlawful to abandon or leave any vehicle or trailer in a public place in such a manner of position that can cause danger, obstruction or undue inconvenience to other users.
(Section 122 of M.V. Act)
YOUR DUTY IN CASE OF CAUSING AN ACCIDENT WITH INJURY TO A PERSON
Your duty is to ensure not only safety for you but also safety to other road users. If by any reason you cause an accident and a person is injured or property of any person is damaged, you as a vehicle driver or person in charge of the vehicle are duty bound to take all reasonable and responsible steps to provide medical care for the injured person and where necessary take the injured person to the nearest hospital unless the injured person or his guardian in case he is a minor desires not to go to the hospital.
However if on account of mob fury or any other reason beyond your control it is not practicable to give medical attention to the injured person or take him to the hospital then it will be excusable under law.
You are also duty bound to report to Police the nature of accident, the circumstances of its occurrence to the nearest police office or police station. In case of not providing medical care to the injured the circumstance under which it was not done should be also reported to the nearest police station or police officer.
UNATTENDED VEHICLE BEWARE:
If you leave your vehicle unattended in a public place or abandon it, it is liable for removal by the police.
If any motor vehicle is left unattended in any public place for 10 hours or even if it is in a permitted parking place it can be towed away under the instruction of the police officer.
If the vehicle is left unattended or abandoned or partially dismantled and is creating a traffic hazard because of its location in the highway or causing impediment to the traffic it can be immediately removed by towing under the instruction of the Police officer. In all such cases you as the owner of the vehicle will be responsible for all the towing costs as well as any other penalty.
FOR THE ATTENTION OF DRIVING LICENCE HOLDER
BEWARE ! Under the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act, you can be disqualified from holding a driving licence or licence can be revoked if you come under any of the following categories:-