Section 192 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988

Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act is one of the primary sections containing driving motor vehicles without registration. Driving without registration is considered a criminal offence, hence, to avoid this situation, you must follow all rules and regulations implemented by the Indian government.

 

Any person driving without effective registration or displaying false registration will be fined between Rs 2,000 – Rs 5,000 with 1 year of possible imprisonment.  Any person driving without the necessary permit on the wrong route will be fined between Rs 2,000 – Rs 5,000 with no less than 3 months of imprisonment.

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The Section 192 MV Act is for driving motor vehicles without registration, and it goes as follows:

 

1. If any individual drives a vehicle or permits the vehicle to be used in contravention of the provision of Section 39, is liable for punishment. Here’s the Section 192 MV Act fine and punishment:

 

A)For the first offence -

The individual guilty of the offence will have to pay a penalty between ₹2000 and ₹5000 and/or face imprisonment of three months.

B)For the second and subsequent offence -

The individual guilty of the offence will have to pay a penalty of ₹10,000 and/or face imprisonment of up to one year.

 

2. As per Motor Vehicle Act 192, nothing under this section is applicable for vehicles used in case of emergencies such as the conveyance of people suffering from sickness or injuries. The same is followed in case of transportation of food or materials to relieve distress or of medical goods for the same purpose. However, the individual using the vehicle in case of such emergencies will have to report the same to the Regional Transport Authority within 7 days from the date of such use.

 

Penalties Under Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act

The below table highlights the offences and penalties charged under Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Description of Offence

Section/Rule

Details on Punishment

Any person driving or owner permitting to drive a vehicle without effective registration or displaying false registration marks in any public or any other place (using unregistered vehicle or displaying “Applied for”)

Section 39(1) r/w Section 192(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act

Up to ₹5000 for first offence but not less than ₹2000. One year of imprisonment or up to ₹10,000 for second or subsequent offence, but not less than ₹5000

Any person driving or permitting to drive a vehicle without the necessary permit for the route or area in which or for the purpose for which it is being used

Section 66(1) r/w Section 192-A of the Motor Vehicle Act

Up to ₹5000 for first offence but not less than ₹2000. Up to one year of imprisonment but not less than 3 months or up to ₹10,000 for second or subsequent offence, but not less than ₹5000

To Conclude

As you’ve read above, the fines and penalty structure has been revised by the government. The New Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 explains the same in detail. Any minor driving error can now attract hefty penalties and take a toll on your finances. To avoid getting into such problems, make sure that you abide by the road safety rules. Also, ensure that you have the vehicle-related paperwork with you at all times, when driving.

 

The Motor Vehicle Act makes car and bike insurance mandatory as well. You cannot legally drive your vehicle without an insurance plan. Hence, at Finserv MARKETS, we offer a range of motor insurance policies that are not only feasible but also provide maximum coverage. With our insurance policies, you can enjoy benefits like easy renewal, cashless settlements, endless add-on covers, and more.

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FAQs on Section 192 of the MV Act

  • ✔️What is the fine under Section 192 of the MV Act?

    For any person driving or owner permitting to drive a vehicle without effective registration or displaying false registration marks, the penalty is up to ₹5000 for first offence. And for a subsequent offence, it is one year of imprisonment or up to ₹10,000. For any person driving or permitting to drive a vehicle without the necessary permit for the route or area in which or for the purpose for which it is being used, the penalty is the same as above.

  • ✔️What is the focus of Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act?

    Section 192 of the Motor Vehicle Act focuses on punishing anyone who violates the provisions prescribed under Section 39.

  • ✔️Why was the Motor Vehicle Act amended?

    The MV Act was amended to improve road safety. It has introduced a significant hike in penalties, ensuring motorists follow traffic rules to the T.

  • ✔️When did the amended MV Act come into effect?

    The new Motor Vehicle Act came into effect from September 2019.

  • ✔️Can I drive a car without a vehicle permit?

    No. Driving a vehicle without the permit is a punishable offence.

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