“What you should know about the Motor Cycle vehicle Act 1989 & The Indian Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019”

Motor Cycle Vehicle Act regulates all aspects of road transport vehicles. The Act provides in detail the legislative provisions regarding licensing of drivers/conductors, registration of motor vehicles, control of motor vehicles through permits, special provisions relating to state transport undertakings, traffic regulation, insurance, liability, offenses & penalties, etc.

Motor Cycle Vehicle Act, passed in the year 1988 by the Indian Parliament. The Act came into force from 1 July 1989.

Laws that you should know & remember while driving in India:

  • Licensing of drivers of motor vehicles
  • Licensing of conductors or stage carriers
  • Control of Transport Vehicles through permits – Stating no motor vehicle shall be used as a transport vehicle in any public place whether or not such vehicle is actually carrying any passengers or goods in accordance with the conditions of a permit granted or countersigned by a Regional or State Transport Authority or any prescribed authority authorizing him the use of the vehicle in that place in the manner in which the vehicle is being used.
  • Limits of Speed
  • Limits of weight and limitations on use – No person shall drive or cause or allow to be driven in any public place any motor vehicle or trailer – The unladen weight of which exceeds the unladen weight specified in the certificate of registration of the vehicle or the laden weight of which exceeds the gross vehicle weight specified in the certificate or registration.
  • Duty to obey traffic signs
  • Duty of owner of a motor vehicle to give information
  • Wearing protective headgear.
  • Duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person – take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention for the injured person, by conveying him to the nearest medical practitioner or hospital, and it shall be the duty of every registered medical practitioner or the doctor on the duty in the hospital immediately to attend to the injured person and render medical aid or treatment without waiting for any procedural formalities.

Now, these basics rules or regulations that we know, right? Then let’s look into “The Indian Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019”

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We first heard Indian Motor Vehicles (Amendment) in 2017 but It was officially introduced by union transport minister Nitin Gadkari in 17th Lok Sabha on 28 August 2019 & implemented from 1 September 2019.

There are significant changes in the new Motor Vehicle Act and driving errors are going to make a huge dent in your monthly budget and some of them may cost you the same or more than your monthly fuel bill.

We made a list of a few of them which you should know.