The 181 MV act was implemented to ensure that people are driving an authorised vehicle with a valid driving licence. Moreover, it discourages minors from driving vehicles without a valid learnerÕs licence and in the absence of an individual with a permanent driving licence. This further ensures that people abide by the traffic safety rules implemented by the government of India.
The 181 MV Act fines are as follows –
— Under Section 3 r/w 181 of the Motor Vehicle Act, an individual driving without a valid driving licence is liable to pay a penalty of INR 5000 and/or prison punishment of three months.
— Under Section 4 r/w 181 of the Motor Vehicle Act, an individual (under the age of 18 years old) or minor driving the vehicle is liable to pay a penalty of INR 500 and/or prison punishment of three months.
Driving without a driving licence is a punishable offence. Moreover, allowing minors to drive a motor vehicle not only puts peopleÕs lives in danger but also can cause great damage to your vehicle in case of any unfortunate mishap. In fact, know that expenses incurred in such a situation will not be reimbursed under your car insurance or bike insurance plans.
So, to avoid facing hefty penalties, make sure that you are following the road safety rules and encouraging others to do so too.
Reference: The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988