Section 194E in Motor Vehicles Act

Title: Failure to allow free passage to emergency vehicles

Description: 1[194E. Failure to allow free passage to emergency vehicles.-- Whoever while driving a motor vehicle fails to draw to the side of the road, on the approach of a fire service vehicle or of an ambulance or other emergency vehicle as may be specified by the State Government, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with a fine of ten thousand rupees or with both.] 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019)

Title: Use of horns and silence zones

Description: 1[194F. Use of horns and silence zones.-- Whoever-- (a) while driving a motor vehicle-- (i) sounds the horn needlessly or continuously or more than necessary to ensure safety, or (ii) sounds the horn in an area with a traffic sign prohibiting the use of a horn, or (b) drives a motor vehicle which makes use of a cut-out by which exhaust gases are released other than through the silencer, shall be punishable with a fine of one thousand rupees and for a second or subsequent offence with a fine of two thousand rupees.]. 1. Ins. by s. 79, ibid. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019)

Title: Omitted

Description: 195. [Imposition of minimum fine under certain circumstances.]--Omitted by Act The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 (32 of 2019), s. 80 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Driving uninsured vehicle

Description: Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be driven in contravention of the provisions of section 146 shall be punishable 1[for the first offence] with imprisonment which may extend to three months, or with fine 2[of two thousand rupees], or with both 1[, and for a subsequent offence shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine of four thousand rupees, or with both.] 1. Ins. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 81. (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 81, ibid., for “which may extend to one thousand rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Taking vehicle without authority

Description: (1) Whoever takes and drives away any motor vehicle without having either the consent of the owner thereof or other lawful authority shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine 1[of five thousand rupees], or with both. Provided that no person shall be convicted under this section if the Court is satisfied that such person acted in the reasonable belief that he had lawful authority or in the reasonable belief that the owner would in the circumstances of the case have given his consent if he had been asked therefor. (2) Whoever, unlawfully by force or threat of force or by any other form of intimidation, seizes or exercises control of a motor vehicle, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months, or with fine 1[of five thousand rupees], or with both. (3) Whoever attempts to commit any of the acts referred to in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) in relation to any motor vehicle, or abets the commission of any such act, shall also be deemed to have committed an offence under sub-section (1) or, as the case may be, sub-section (2). 1. Subs. by s. 82, ibid., for "which may extend to five hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 83, ibid., for “with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees” (w.e.f 1-9-2019)

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