Section 188 in Motor Vehicles Act

Title: Punishment for abetment of certain offences

Description: Whoever abets the commission of an offence under section 184, section 185 or section 186 shall be punishable with the punishment provided for the offence. 1. Subs. by s. 71, ibid., for “one month” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 71, ibid., for “which may extend to five hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 3. Ins. by s. 71, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Racing and trials of speed

Description: Whoever without the written consent of the State Government permits or takes part in a race or trial of speed of any kind between motor vehicles in any public place shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 1[three months], or with fine 2[of five thousand rupees], or with both 3[and for a subsequent offence shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine of ten thousand rupees; or with both.] 1. Subs. by s. 72, ibid., for which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 72, ibid., for which may extend to one thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 3. Ins. by s. 72, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 4. Subs. by s. 72, ibid., for a fine of one thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 5. Subs. by s. 72, ibid., for a fine of two thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 6. Subs. by s. 72, ibid., for which may extend to three thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 7. Subs. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 72, for “which may extend to five thousand rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Using vehicle in unsafe condition

Description: (1) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven in any public place a motor vehicle or trailer while the vehicle or trailer has any defect, which such person knows of or could have discovered by the exercise of ordinary care and which is calculated to render the driving of the vehicle a source of danger to persons and vehicles using such place, shall be punishable with fine 1[of one thousand five hundred rupees] or, if as a result of such defect an accident is caused causing bodily injury or damage to property, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine 2[of five thousand rupees], or with both 3[and for a subsequent offence shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with a fine of ten thousand rupees for bodily injury or damage to property]. (2) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven, in any public place a motor vehicle, which violates the standards prescribed in relation to road safety, control of noise and air-pollution, shall be punishable for the first offence with 4[imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both and he shall be disqualified for holding licence for a period of three months] and for any second or subsequent offence with 5[imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both]. (3) Any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven, in any public place a motor vehicle which violates the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder relating to the carriage of goods which are of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life, shall be punishable for the first offence 6[with a fine of ten thousand rupees and he shall be disqualified for holding licence for a period of three months], or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with both, and for any second or subsequent offence with fine 7[of twenty thousand rupees], or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with both.

Title: Omitted

Description: [191. Sale of vehicle in or alteration of vehicle to condition contravening this Act.]--Omitted by Act The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 (32 of 2019), s. 73 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Using vehicle without registration

Description: 1 [192. Using vehicle without registration.--(1) Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be used in contravention of the provisions of section 39 shall be punishable for the first offence with a fine which may extend to five thousand rupees but shall not be less than two thousand rupees for a second or subsequent offence with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees but shall not be less than five thousand rupees or with both: Provided that the court may, for reasons to be recorded, impose a lesser punishment. (2) Nothing in this section shall apply to the use of a motor vehicle in an emergency for the conveyance of persons suffering from sickness or injuries or for the transport of food or materials to relieve distress or of medical supplies for a like purpose: Provided that the persons using the vehicle reports about the same to the Regional Transport Authority within seven days from the date of such use. (3) The court to which an appeal lies from any conviction in respect of an offence of the nature specified in sub-section (1), may set aside or vary any order made by the court below, notwithstanding that no appeal lies against the conviction in connection with which such order was made.] 1. Subs. by Act 54 of 1994, s. 56, for section 192 (w.e.f. 14-11-1994)

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