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Sumeet (Sales and Marketing)     29 June 2014

Driving documents

What are the documents one needs to carry while driving in India?

Does one need to carry the original documents or an attested photocopy will do.

Is their a time limit for which the attested photocopy is valid?

Are the rule different for different states? 


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Lawyer SALEEMA (Advocate Madras High Court & Legal Consultant Chennai Law in Law Firm. +91-9698884779)     29 June 2014

Holding of driving licence under section 3  of M.V.Act is obligatory for the driver and if he fails to produce the same on demand by a police officer in uniform on the spot, the same amounts to an offence under section 130 of Motor Vehicles Act.

However,it is not obligatory for such a driver of non-transport vehicle to carry the insurance and the registration certificate with him while he is driving a vehicle and therefore, his failure to produce such insurance and registration certificates on demand by a police officer or any other appropriate authority on the spot will not amount to an offence under the Act.

No doubt, only if there is any failure to produce insurance and registration certificate within the time prescribed under section 130(4) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 (15 days) before the appropriate authority or under section 158(3) of the said Act (within 7 days from demand) before the concerned police officer at the police station or officer-in-charge, the offence will be made out.

laxmi kant joshi (instructor)     29 June 2014

it is must to carry the following documents with you while driving in India original driving licence , RC , PUC , insurance of the vehicle .

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