1. Short title, extent and commencement.

2. Definitions.

2A. e-cart and e-rickshaw.

2B.Promotion of innovation.


3. The necessity for driving licence.

4. Age limit in connection with the driving of motor vehicles.

5. Responsibility of owners of motor vehicles for contravention of sections 3 and 4.

6. Restrictions on the holding of driving licences.

7. Restrictions on the granting of learner’s licences for certain vehicles.

8. Grant of learner’s licence.

9. Grant of driving licence.

10. Form and contents of licences to drive.

11. Additions to driving licence.

12. Licensing and regulation of schools or establishments for imparting instruction in driving of

motor vehicles.

13. Extent of effectiveness of licences, to drive motor vehicles.

14. Currency of licences to drive motor vehicles.

15. Renewal of driving licences.

16. Revocation of driving licence on grounds of disease or disability.

17. Orders refusing or revoking driving licences and appeals therefrom.

18. Driving Licences to drive motor vehicles, belonging to the Central Government.

19. Power of licensing authority to disqualify from holding a driving licence or revoke such licence.

20. Power of Court to disqualify.

21. Suspension of driving the licence in certain cases.

22. Suspension or cancellation of driving licence on conviction.

23. Effect of a disqualification order.

24. Endorsement.

25. Transfer of endorsement and issue of driving licence free from endorsement.

26. Maintenance of State Registers of Driving Licences.

27. Power of Central Government to make rules.

28. Power of State Government to make rules.

29. The necessity for a conductor’s licence.

30. Grant of conductor’s licence.

31. Disqualifications for the grant of conductor’s licence.

32. Revocation of a conductor’s licence on grounds of disease or disability.

33. Orders refusing, etc., conductor’s licences and appeals therefrom.

34. Power of licensing authority to disqualify.

35. Power of Court to disqualify.

36. Certain provisions of Chapter II to apply to conductor’s licence.

37. Savings.

38. Power of State Government to make rules.


39. The necessity for registration.

40. Registration, where to be made.

41. Registration, how to be made.

42. Special provision for registration of motor vehicles of diplomatic officers, etc.

43. Temporary registration.

44. Production of the vehicle at the time of registration.

45. Refusal of registration or renewal of the certificate of registration.

46. Effectiveness in India of registration.

47. Assignment of new registration mark on removal to another State.

48. No objection certificate.

49. Change of residence or place of business.

50. Transfer of ownership.

51. Special provisions regarding motor vehicle subject to the hire-purchase agreement, etc.

52. Alteration in motor vehicle.

53. Suspension of registration.

54. Cancellation of registration suspended under section 53.

55. Cancellation of registration.

56. Certificate of fitness for transport vehicles.

57. Appeals.

58. Special provisions in regard to transport vehicles.

59. Power to fix the age limit of a motor vehicle.

60. Registration of vehicles belonging to the Central Government.

61. Application of Chapter to trailers.

62. Information regarding stolen and recovered motor vehicles to be furnished by the police to the

State Transport Authority.

63. Maintenance of State Registers of Motor Vehicles.

64. Power of Central Government to make rules.

65. Power of State Government to make rules.


66. The necessity for permits.

66A. National Transportation Policy.

66B. No bar against permit holders to apply and hold licences under schemes.

67. Power to State Government to control road transport.

68. Transport Authorities.

69. General provision as to applications for permits.

70. Application for stage carriage permit.

71. The procedure of Regional Transport Authority in considering application for stage carriage permit.

72. Grant of stage carriage permits.

73. Application for contract carriage permit.

74. Grant of contract carriage permit.

75. Scheme for renting of motor cabs.

76. Application for a private service vehicle permit.

77. Application for goods carriage permit.

78. Consideration of application for goods carriage permit.

79. Grant of goods carriage permit.

80. Procedure in applying for and granting permits.

81. Duration and renewal of permits.

82. Transfer of permit.

83. Replacement of vehicles.

84. General conditions attaching to all permits.

85. The general form of permits.

86. Cancellation and suspension of permits.

87. Temporary permits.

88. Validation of permits for use outside the region in which granted.

88A. Power of Central Government to make schemes for national, multimodal and inter-State

transport of passengers and goods.

89. Appeals.

90. Revision.

91. Restriction of hours of work of drivers.

92. Voidance of contracts restrictive of liability.

93. Agent or canvasser to obtain a licence.

94. Bar on jurisdiction of Civil Courts.

95. Power of State Government to make rules as to stage carriages and contract carriages.

96. Power of State Government to make rules for the purposes of this Chapter.


97. Definition.

98. Chapter to override Chapter V and other laws.

99. Preparation and publication of proposal regarding road transport service of a State transport


100. Objection to the proposal.

101. Operation of additional services by a State transport undertaking in certain circumstances.

102. Cancellation or modification of scheme.

103. Issue of permits to State transport undertakings.

104. Restriction on grant of permits in respect of a notified area or notified route.

105. Principles and method of determining compensation and payment thereof.

106. Disposal of an article found in vehicles.

107. Power of State Government to make rules.

108. Certain powers of State Government exercisable by the Central Government.


109. The general provision regarding construction and maintenance of vehicles.

110. Power of Central Government to make rules.

111. Power of State Government to make rules.


112. Limits of speed.

113. Limits of weight and limitations on use.

114. Power to have vehicle weighed.

115. Power to restrict the use of vehicles.

116. Power to erect traffic signs.

117. Parking places and halting stations.

118. Driving regulations.

119. Duty to obey traffic signs.

120. Vehicles with left-hand control.

121. Signals and signalling devices.

122. Leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position.

123. Riding on running board, etc.

124. Prohibition against travelling without pass or ticket.

125. Obstruction of the driver.

126. Stationary vehicles.

127. Removal of motor vehicles abandoned or left unattended in a public place.

128. Safety measures for drivers and pillion riders.

129. Wearing of protective headgear.

130. Duty to produce licence and certificate of registration.

131. Duty of the driver to take certain precautions at unguarded railway level crossing.

132. Duty of driver to stop in certain cases.

133. Duty of owner of a motor vehicle to give information.

134. Duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person.

135. Schemes to be framed for the investigation of the accident cases and wayside amenities, etc.

136. Inspection of the vehicle involved in the accident.

137. Power of Central Government to make rules.

138. Power of State Government to make rules.


139. Power of Central Government to make rules.


140. Liability to pay compensation in certain cases on the principle of no-fault.

141. Provisions as to another right to claim compensation for death or permanent disablement.

142. Permanent disablement.

143. Applicability of Chapter to certain claims under Act 8 of 1923.

144. Overriding effect.


145. Definitions.

146. The necessity for insurance against third party risk.

147. Requirements of policies and limits of liability.

148. The validity of policies of insurance issued in reciprocating countries.

149. Duty of insurers to satisfy judgments and awards against persons insured in respect of the third party


150. Rights of third parties against insurers on insolvency of the insured.

151. Duty to give information as to insurance.

152. The settlement between insurers and insured persons.

153. Saving in respect of sections 150, 151 and 152.

154. Insolvency of insured persons not to affect the liability of insured or claims by third parties.

155. Effect of death on certain causes of action.

156. Effect of certificate of insurance.

157. Transfer of certificate of insurance.

158. Production of certain certificates, licence and permit in certain cases.

159. Production of certificate of Insurance on application for authority to use the vehicle.

160. Duty to furnish particulars of the vehicle involved in accident.

161. Special provisions as to compensation in case of hit and run a motor accident.

162. Refund in certain cases of compensation paid under section 161.

163. Scheme for payment of compensation in case of hit and run motor accidents.

163A. Special provisions as to payment of compensation on structured formula basis.

163B. Option to file a claim in certain cases.

164. Power of Central Government to make rules.


165. Claims Tribunals.

166. Application for compensation.

167. Option regarding claims for compensation in certain cases.

168. Award of the Claims Tribunal.

169. Procedure and powers of Claims Tribunals.

170. Impleading insurer in certain cases.

171. Award of interest where any claim is allowed.

172. Award of compensatory costs in certain cases.

173. Appeals.

174. Recovery of money from the insurer as an arrear of land revenue.

175. Bar on jurisdiction of Civil Courts.

176. Power of State Government to make rules.


177. General provision for punishment of offences.

177A. Penalty for contravention of regulations under section 118.

178. Penalty for travelling without pass or ticket and for dereliction of duty on the part of the conductor

and refusal to ply contract carriage, etc.

179. Disobedience of orders, obstruction and refusal of information.

180. Allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles.

181. Driving vehicles in contravention of section 3 or section 4.

182. Offences relating to licences.

182A. Punishment for offences relating to construction, maintenance, sale and alteration of motor

vehicles and components.

182B. Punishment for contravention of section 62A.

183. Driving at excessive speed, etc.

184. Driving dangerously.

185. Driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs.

186. Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive.

187. Punishment for offences relating to the accident.

188. Punishment for abetment of certain offences.

189. Racing and trials of speed.

190. Using the vehicle in an unsafe condition.

191. [Omitted].

192. Using a vehicle without registration.

192A. Using a vehicle without a permit.

193. Punishment of agents and canvassers without proper authority.

194. Driving vehicle exceeding permissible weight.

194A. Carriage of excess passengers.

194B. Use of safety belts and the seating of children.

194C. Penalty for violation of safety measures for motor cycle drivers and pillion riders.

194D. Penalty for not wearing protective headgear.

194E. Failure to allow free passage to emergency vehicles.

194F. Use of horns and silence zones.

195. [Omitted].

196. Driving uninsured vehicle.

197. Taking a vehicle without authority.

198. Unauthorised interference with the vehicle.

198A. Failure to comply with standards for road design, construction and maintenance.

199. Offences by companies.

199A. Offences by juveniles.

199B. Revision of fines.

200. Composition of certain offences.

201. Penalty for causing obstruction to free flow of traffic.

202. Power to arrest without warrant.

203. Breath tests.

204. Laboratory test.

205. Presumption of unfitness to drive.

206. Power of police officer to impound document.

207. Power to detain vehicles used without a certificate of registration permit, etc.

208. Summary disposal of cases.

209. Restriction on conviction.

210. Courts to send intimation about conviction.

210A. Power of State Government to increase penalties.

210B. Penalty for an offence committed by an enforcing authority.

210C. Power of Central Government to make rules.

210D. Power of State Government to make rules.


211. Power to levy fee.

212. Publication, commencement and laying of rules and notifications.

213. Appointment of motor vehicles officers.

214. Effect of appeal and revision on orders passed by original authority.

215. Road Safety Councils and Committees.

215A. Power of Central Government and State Government to delegate.

215B. National Road Safety Board.

215C. Power of Central Government to make rules.

215D. Power of State Government to make rules.

216. Power to remove difficulties.

217. Repeal and savings.

217A. Renewal of permits, driving licences and registration granted under the Motor Vehicles Act,1939.

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