Top 5 Common Offences Related to Driving Bike in India

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To make the life safer and easier it is everyone’s responsibility to follow traffic rules properly. According to some news reports the cases of road accidents are increasing day by day. Due to this major concern our government has amended motor vehicle act many time. As we know that it is necessary to have complete knowledge before accepting any rule that’s why we are telling you the Top 5 Common Offences Related to Driving Motorcycle in India.

List of Top 5 Common Offences Related to Driving Motorcycle in India

5. Hindi fonts on number plate

Number plate with hindi fonts

Yes, it is an offence to use non English letters on number plate according to Motor Vehicles Act 1988 (MVA88). If you are using either Hindi or any regional language on your number plate to display vehicle registration number then you would be get punished by a fine of Rs.100 under section CMVR 105 (2) or 177 MVA.

4. Use of colored light on vehicle

Bike Colored Lighting
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Now a days many people specially youth are customizing their vehicle by adding some attractive colors lighting on it. But under no circumstances are you allowed to decorate your vehicle with any colored flashing lights without written consent, to do so you will be fined a minimum amount of Rs.100 under section 97(2)/177 DMVR.

3. Listening music while driving

Earphone while driving
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Do you also listen music using earphones while driving, if yes, then please stop it? It is not only a violation of rule but also a dangerous activity which you are doing with your life. Not only this, but listening songs on music system in car is also a punishable offence.

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2. Driving without fasten chin strap

Unlocked Chin Strap

Guess how many people have you seen driving with properly fasten chin strap of helmet. It is a fact that mostly people don’t securely fasten chin strap of helmet to protect their head. The clause (b) of the section 129 MVA’88 mentioned that the protective headgear (helmet) should be securely fastened to the head of the wearer by means of straps or other fastenings provided on the headgear. The wearer of an improperly fastened helmet can be punished for driving/pillion riding without helmet.

1. Applied for or A/F on number plate

Applied for (A/F) on number plate

“A/F on number plate” is on the top in the list of Top 5 Common Offences Related to Driving Motorcycle in India. It is a serious offence if you use any vehicle without registration certificate. A vehicle registration certificate (RC) is a an official document treated as a proof of registration issued by RTO. As the process of vehicle registration usually takes 6 to 7 days so meanwhile you should not use your vehicle with “A/F” on number plate otherwise you would get be punished by an amount of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 4500 under section 39/192 of MVA.

Conclusion :

Here we have listed the most common mistakes done by people while driving either knowingly or unknowingly. It is an advice to you that not argue with any police official in case if he stopped you for routine checking of vehicles.

Deepak Kumar

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