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Things to know about new Motor Vehicle Rules

Things to know about new Motor Vehicle Rules

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) introduced new motor vehicle rules and issued notification on this matter.

The new rules came into force from 1 October 2020 aiming to promote digitization and protect vehicle drivers from the harassment of traffic police.

The government wants to use technology to ease the process.

Here are some main things to know about the new Motor Vehicle rules:

Now, vehicle drivers can maintain all their vehicular documents on the government portal, DigiLocker or m-Parivahan. It helps avoid carrying the documents in physical form. After uploading the documents, they can be e-signed. A mobile number is used to store information the information.

As all vehicular documents are validated electronically, there is no need of carrying physical documents. The authorities shall not demand physical form when checking the documents. Challans are also generated electronically. They will be made available on the government’s digital portal.

Your driving licence may be revoked for violating certain traffic regulations like drunken drive, jumping signals, triple riding etc. If you are caught using a mobile phone while driving, you will be punished. Except for route navigation and that too in such a manner that does not disturb your concentration on driving, you should not use your phone while driving.

You may be fined in the first and second offences. However, for repeat offences, your driving licence may be revoked. These reports are also uploaded onto the digital portal.

Traffic violations of vehicle drivers will be updated on the portal from time to time. The record of disqualified or revoked driving licences will be available digitally with ease. So, be extra cautious and follow the traffic norms carefully to avoid negative consequences.

With the new system, no one can escape from the law. All details including the violators and checking authorities shall be recorded on the portal. Thus, traffic violators cannot escape from the authorities while authorities cannot harass vehicle drivers in the name of re-inspection.

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