Section 181 in Motor Vehicles Act

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)

Title: Punishment for contravention of section 62A

Description: 1[182B. Punishment for contravention of section 62A.-- Whoever contravenes the provisions of section 62A, shall be punishable with fine which shall not be less than five thousand rupees, but may extend to ten thousand rupees.] 1. Subs. by s. 65, ibid., for section 182A (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Driving at excessive speed etc

Description: (1) Whoever, drives 1[or causes any person who is employed by him or subjects someone under his control to drive] a motor vehicle in contravention of the speed limits referred to in section 112 shall be punishable 2[in the following manner, namely:-- (i) where such motor vehicle is a light motor vehicle with fine which shall not be less than one thousand rupees but may extend to two thousand rupees; (ii) where such motor vehicle is a medium goods vehicle or a medium passenger vehicle or a heavy goods vehicle or a heavy passenger vehicle with fine which shall not be less than two thousand rupees, but may extend to four thousand rupees; and (iii) for the second or any subsequent offence under this sub-section the driving licence of such driver shall be impounded as per the provisions of the sub-section (4) of section 206.] 3* * * * * (3) No person shall be convicted of an offence punishable under sub-section (1) solely on the evidence of one witness to the effect that in the opinion of the witness such person was driving at a speed which was unlawful, unless that opinion is shown to be based on an estimate obtained by the use of some mechanical 4[or electronic] device. (4) The publication of a time table under which, or the giving of any direction that, any journey or part of a journey is to be completed within a specified time shall, if in the opinion of the Court it is not practicable in the circumstances of the case for that journey or part of a journey to be completed in the specified time without contravening the speed limits referred to in section 112 be prima facie evidence that the person who published the time table or gave the direction has committed an offence punishable under 5[sub-section (1)]. 1. Ins. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 66 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 66, ibid., for the certain words (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 3. Sub-section (2) omitted by s. 66, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 4. Ins. by s. 66, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 5. Subs. by s. 66, ibid., for “sub-section (2)” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

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