Section 194 in Motor Vehicles Act

Title: Driving vehicle exceeding permissible weight

Description: 1[(1) Whoever drivers a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be drives in contravention of the provisions of section 113 or section 114 or section 115 shall be punishable with 2*** fine 3[of twenty thousand rupees and an additional amount of two thousand rupees per tonne of excess load], together with the liability to pay charges for off-loading of the excess load.] 4[Provided that such motor vehicle shall not be allowed to move before such excess load is removed or is caused or allowed to be removed by the person in control of such motor vehicle.] 4[(1A) Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be driven when such motor vehicle is loaded in such a manner that the load or any part thereof or anything extends laterally beyond the side of the body or to the front or to the rear or in height beyond the permissible limit shall be punishable with a fine of twenty thousand rupees, together with the liability to pay charges for off-loading of such load: Provided that such motor vehicle shall not be allowed to move before such load is arranged in a manner such that there is no extension of the load laterally beyond the side of the body or to the front or to the rear or in height beyond the permissible limit: Provided further that nothing in this sub-section shall apply when such motor vehicle has been given an exemption by the competent authority authorised in this behalf, by the State Government or the Central Government, allowing the carriage of a particular load.] (2) Any driver of a vehicle who refuses to stop and submit his vehicle to weighing after being directed to do so by an officer authorised in this behalf under section 114 or removes or causes the removal of the load or part of it prior to weighing shall be punishable with fine 5 [of forty thousand rupees]. 1. Subs. by Act 54 of 1994, s. 57, for sub-section (1) (w.e.f. 14-11-1994). 2. The word minimum omitted by Act 32 of 2019, s. 78 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 3. Subs. by s. 78, ibid., for of two thousand rupees and an additional amount of one thousand rupees per tonne of excess load (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 4. Ins. by s. 78. ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 5. Subs. by s. 78, ibid., for which may extend to three thousand rupees (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Carriage of excess passengers

Description: 1[194A. Carriage of excess passengers.-- Whoever drives a transport vehicle or causes or allows a transport vehicle to be driven while carrying more passengers than is authorised in the registration certificate of such transport vehicle or the permit conditions applicable to such transport vehicle shall be punishable with a fine of two hundred rupees per excess passenger: Provided that such transport vehicle shall not be allowed to move before the excess passengers are off-loaded and an alternative transport is arranged for such passengers.] 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019)

Title: Use of safety belts and the seating of children

Description: 1[194B. Use of safety belts and the seating of children.-- (1) Whoever drives a motor vehicle without wearing a safety belt or carries passengers not wearing seat belts shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees: Provided that the State Government, may by notification in the Official Gazette, exclude the application of this sub-section to transport vehicles to carry standing passengers or other specified classes of transport vehicles. (2) Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be driven with a child who, not having attained the age of fourteen years, is not secured by a safety belt or a child restraint system shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees.] 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Penalty for violation of safety measures for motor cycle drivers and pillion riders

Description: 1[194C. Penalty for violation of safety measures for motor cycle drivers and pillion riders.-- Whoever drives a motor cycle or causes or allows a motor cycle to be driven in contravention of the provisions of section 128 or the rules or regulations made thereunder shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees and he shall be disqualified for holding licence for a period of three months.] 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Penalty for not wearing protective headgear

Description: 1[194D. Penalty for not wearing protective headgear.-- Whoever drives a motor cycle or causes or allows a motor cycle to be driven in contravention of the provisions of section 129 or the rules or regulations made thereunder shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees and he shall be disqualified for holding licence for a period of three months.] 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

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