Section 179 in Motor Vehicles Act

Title: Disobedience of orders obstruction and refusal of information

Description: (1) Whoever wilfully disobeys any direction lawfully given by any person or authority empowered under this Act to give such direction, or obstructs any person or authority in the discharge of any functions which such person or authority is required or empowered under this Act to discharge, shall, if no other penalty is provided for the offence be punishable with fine which may extend to 1[two thousand rupees]. (2) Whoever, being required by or under this Act to supply any information, wilfully withholds such information or gives information which he known to be false or which he does not believe to be true, shall, if no other penalty is provided for the offence, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to 1[two thousand rupees], or with both. 1. Subs. by s. 61, ibid., for "five hundred rupees" (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles

Description: Whenever, being the owner or person in charge of a motor vehicle, causes, or permits, any other person who does not satisfy the provisions of section 3 or section 4 to drive the vehicle shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine 1[of five thousand rupees], or with both. 1. Subs. by s. 62, ibid., for "which may extend to one thousand rupees" (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Driving vehicles in contravention of section 3 or section 4

Description: Whoever, drives a motor vehicle in contravention of section 3 or section 4 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine 1[of five thousand rupees], or with both. 1. Subs. by s. 63, ibid., for "which may extend to five hundred rupees" (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Offences relating to licences

Description: (1) Whoever, being disqualified under this Act for holding or obtaining a driving licence drives a motor vehicle in a public place or in any other place, or applies for or obtains a driving licence or, not being entitled to have a driving licence issued to him free of endorsement, applies for or obtains a driving licence without disclosing the endorsement made on a driving licence previously held by him shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine 1[of ten thousand rupees] or with both, and any driving incence so obtained by him shall be of no effect. (2) Whoever, being disqualified under this Act for holding or obtaining a conductor’s licence, acts as a conductor of a stage carriage in a public place or applies for or obtains a conductor’s licence or, not being entitled to have a conductor’s licence issued to him free of endorsement, applies for or obtains a conductor’s licence without disclosing the endorsements made on a conductor’s licence previously held by him, shall be punishable with improsonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to 2[ten thousand rupees], or with both, and any conductor’s licence so obtained by him shall be of no effect. 1. Subs. by s. 64, ibid., for “which may extend to five hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 64, ibid., for “one hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Punishment for offences relating to construction maintenance sale and alteration of motor vehicles and components

Description: 1[182A. Punishment for offences relating to construction, maintenance, sale and alteration of motor vehicles and components.-- (1) Whoever, being a manufacturer, importer or dealer of motor vehicles, sells or delivers or alters or offers to sell or deliver or alter, a motor vehicle that is in contravention of the provisions of Chapter VII or the rules and regulations made thereunder, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine of one lakh rupees per such motor vehicle or with both: Provided that no person shall be convicted under this section if he proves that, at the time of sale or delivery or alteration or offer of sale or delivery or alteration of such motor vehicle, he had disclosed to the other party the manner in which such motor vehicle was in contravention of the provisions of Chapter VII or the rules and regulations made thereunder. (2) Whoever, being a manufacturer of motor vehicles, fails to comply with the provisions of Chapter VII or the rules and regulations made thereunder, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to one hundred crore rupees or with both. (3) Whoever, sells or offers to sell, or permits the sale of any component of a motor vehicle which has been notified as a critical safety component by the Central Government and which does not comply with Chapter VII or the rules and regulations made thereunder shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine of one lakh rupees per such component or with both. (4) Whoever, being the owner of a motor vehicle, alters a motor vehicle, including by way of retrofitting of motor vehicle parts, in a manner not permitted under the Act or the rules and regulations made thereunder shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine of five thousand rupees per such alteration or with both 1. Subs. by s. 65, ibid., for section 182A (w.e.f. 1-9-2019)

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