The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 is an Act of the Parliament of India which regulates all aspects of road transport vehicles. The Act came into force from 1 July 1989. It replaced Motor Vehicles Act, 1939 which earlier replaced the first such enactment Motor Vehicles Act, 1914. 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, offences and penalties, etc. For exercising the legislative provisions of the Act, the Government of India made the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.
The 2016 Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill was passed lately by the cabinet, and while the new reform aims at curbing the number of lives claimed in road accidents in India every year, here’s what it could mean to the common man. It is an uphill task to drive in India, amid baffling traffic and jam-packed roads. The new bill focuses on penalizing those who do not follow traffic rules and it can get worse as your license could be suspended. This is going to change the way we Indians drive as it will empower cops to suspend a driving license under section 206 of the Motor Vehicles Act. Here are the offences that could not only get your license suspended but also make a hole in your pocket