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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

Motor Vehicle Act 1988 defines the regulations of all aspects of road transport vehicles. This Act provides detail provisions for the licensing of drivers/conductors, registration of motor vehicles, control of motor vehicles through permits, traffic regulation, Insurance etc. Get a detailed description of all the sections of The Motor Vehicles Act 1988 only at easyadvocacy.



Section Title
Section- 1 Section - 1. Short title, extent and commencement Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section - 2. Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section - 3. . Necessity for driving licence Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section - 4. Age limit in connection with driving of motor vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section - 5. Responsibility of owners of motor vehicles for contravention of sections 3 and 4. Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section - 6. Restrictions on the holding of driving licences Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section - 7. Restrictions on the granting of learner’s licences for certain vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section - 8. Grant of learner’s licence Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section - 9. Grant of driving licence Chapter 1
Section- 10 Sector - 10. Form and contents of licences to drive Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section - 11. Additions to driving licence Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section - 12. Licensing and regulation of schools or establishments for imparting instruction in driving of motor vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section - 13. Extent of effectiveness of licences, to drive motor vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section - 14. Currency of licences to drive motor vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section - 15. Renewal of driving licences Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section - 16. Revocation of driving licence on grounds of disease or disability Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section - 17. Orders refusing or revoking driving licences and appeals therefrom Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section - 18. Driving licences to drive motor vehicles, belonging to the Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section - 19. Power of licensing authority to disqualify from holding a driving licence or revoke such licence Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section - 20. Power of Court to disqualify Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section - 21. Suspension of driving licence in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section - 22. Suspension or cancellation of driving licence on conviction Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section - 23. Effect of disqualification order Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section - 24. Endorsement Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section - 25. Transfer of endorsement and issue of driving licence free from endorsement Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section - 26. Maintenance of State Registers of Driving Licences Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section - 27. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section - 28. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section - 29. Necessity for conductor’s licence Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section - 30. Grant of conductor’s licence Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section - 31. Disqualifications for the grant of conductor’s licence Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section - 32. Revocation of a conductor’s licence on grounds of disease or disability Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section - 33. Orders refusing, etc., conductor’s licences and appeals therefrom. Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section - 34. Power of licensing authority to disqualify Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section - 35. Power of Court to disqualify Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section - 36. Certain provisions of Chapter II to apply to conductor’s licence Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section - 37. Savings Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section - 38. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section - 39. Necessity for registration Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section - 40. Registration, where to be made Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section - 41. Registration, how to be made Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section - 42. Special provision for registration of motor vehicles of diplomatic officers, etc Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section - 43. Temporary registration Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section - 44. Production of vehicle at the time of registration Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section - 45. Refusal of registration or renewal of the certificate of registration Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section - 46. Effectiveness in India of registration Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section - 47. Assignment of new registration mark on removal to another State Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section - 48. No objection certificate Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section - 49. Change of residence or place of business Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section - 50. Transfer of ownership Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section - 51. Special provisions regarding motor vehicle subject to hire-purchase agreement, etc Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section - 52. Alteration in motor vehicle Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section - 53. Suspension of registration Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section - 54. Cancellation of registration suspended under section 53 Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section - 55. Cancellation of registration Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section - 56. Certificate of fitness of transport vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section - 57. Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section - 58. Special provisions in regard to transport vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section - 59. Power to fix the age limit of motor vehicle Chapter 1
Section- 60 Section - 60. Registration of vehicles belonging to the Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 61 Section - 61. Application of Chapter to trailers Chapter 1
Section- 62 Section - 62. Information regarding stolen and recovered motor vehicles to be furnished by the police to the State Transport Authority Chapter 1
Section- 63 Section - 63. Maintenance of State Registers of Motor Vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 64 Section - 64. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 65 Section - 65. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 66 Section - 66. Necessity for permits Chapter 1
Section- 67 Section - 67. Power to State Government to control road transport Chapter 1
Section- 68 Section - 68. Transport Authorities Chapter 1
Section- 69 Section - 69. General provision as to applications for permits Chapter 1
Section- 70 Section - 70. Application for stage carriage permit Chapter 1
Section- 71 Section - 71. Procedure of Regional Transport Authority in considering application for stage carriage permit Chapter 1
Section- 72 Section - 72. Grant of stage carriage permits Chapter 1
Section- 73 Section - 73. Application for contract carriage permit. Chapter 1
Section- 74 Section - 74. Grant of contract carriage permit Chapter 1
Section- 75 Section - 75. Scheme for renting of motor cabs Chapter 1
Section- 76 Section - 76. Application for private service vehicle permit Chapter 1
Section- 77 Section - 77. Application for goods carriage permit.— Chapter 1
Section- 78 Section - 78. Consideration of application for goods carriage permit. Chapter 1
Section- 79 Section - 79. Grant of goods carriage permit Chapter 1
Section- 80 Section - 80. Procedure in applying for and granting permits. Chapter 1
Section- 81 Section - 81. Duration and renewal of permits Chapter 1
Section- 82 Section - 82. Transfer of permit Chapter 1
Section- 83 Section - 83. Replacement of vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 84 Section - 84. General conditions attaching to all permits Chapter 1
Section- 85 Section - 85. General form of permits Chapter 1
Section- 86 Section - 86. Cancellation and suspension of permits Chapter 1
Section- 87 Section - 87. Temporary permits Chapter 1
Section- 88 Section - 88. Validation of permits for use outside region in which granted Chapter 1
Section- 89 Section - 89. Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 90 Section - 90. Revision Chapter 1
Section- 91 Section - 91. Restriction of hours of work of drivers Chapter 1
Section- 92 Section - 92. Voidance of contracts restrictive of liability Chapter 1
Section- 93 Section - 93. Agent or canvasser to obtain licence Chapter 1
Section- 94 Section - 94. Bar on jurisdiction of Civil Courts Chapter 1
Section- 95 Section - 95. Power of State Government to make rules as to stage carriages and contract carriages Chapter 1
Section- 96 Section - 96. Power of State Government to make rules for the purposes of this Chapter Chapter 1
Section- 97 Section - 97. Definition Chapter 1
Section- 98 Section - 98. Chapter to override Chapter V and other laws Chapter 1
Section- 99 Section - 99. Preparation and publication of proposal regarding road transport service of a State transport undertaking Chapter 1
Section- 100 Section - 100. Objection to the proposal Chapter 1
Section- 101 Section - 101. Operation of additional services by a State transport undertaking in certain circumstances Chapter 1
Section- 102 Section - 102. Cancellation or modification of scheme Chapter 1
Section- 103 Section - 103. Issue of permits to State transport undertakings Chapter 1
Section- 104 Section - 104. Restriction on grant of permits in respect of a notified area or notified route Chapter 1
Section- 105 Section - 105. Principles and method of determining compensation and payment thereof Chapter 1
Section- 106 Section - 106. Disposal of article found in vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 107 Section - 107. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 108 Section - 108. Certain powers of State Government exercisable by the Central Government Chapter 1
Section- 109 Section - 109. General provision regarding construction and maintenance of vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 110 Section - 110. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 111 Section - 111. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 112 Section - 112. Limits of speed Chapter 1
Section- 113 Section - 113. Limits of weight and limitations on use Chapter 1
Section- 114 Section - 114. Power to have vehicle weighed Chapter 1
Section- 115 Section - 115. Power to restrict the use of vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 116 Section - 116. Power to erect traffic signs Chapter 1
Section- 117 Section - 117. Parking places and halting stations Chapter 1
Section- 118 Section - 118. Driving regulations Chapter 1
Section- 119 Section - 119. Duty to obey traffic signs Chapter 1
Section- 120 Section - 120. Vehicles with left hand control Chapter 1
Section- 121 Section - 121. Signals and signalling devices Chapter 1
Section- 122 Section - 122. Leaving vehicle in dangerous position Chapter 1
Section- 123 Section - 123. Riding on running board, etc Chapter 1
Section- 124 Section - 124. Prohibition against travelling without pass or ticket Chapter 1
Section- 125 Section - 125. Obstruction of driver Chapter 1
Section- 126 Section - 126. Stationary vehicles Chapter 1
Section- 127 Section - 127. Removal of motor vehicles abandoned or left unattended on a public place Chapter 1
Section- 128 Section - 128. Safety measures for drivers and pillion riders Chapter 1
Section- 129 Section - 129. Wearing of protective headgear Chapter 1
Section- 130 Section - 130 Duty to produce licence and certificate of registration Chapter 1
Section- 131 Section - 131. Duty of the driver to take certain precautions at unguarded railway level crossing Chapter 1
Section- 132 Section - 132. Duty of driver to stop in certain cases. Chapter 1
Section- 133 Section - 133. Duty of owner of motor vehicle to give information Chapter 1
Section- 134 Section - 134. Duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person Chapter 1
Section- 135 Section - 135. Schemes to be framed for the investigation of accident cases and wayside amenities, etc Chapter 1
Section- 136 Section - 136. Inspection of vehicle involved in accident Chapter 1
Section- 137 Section - 137. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 138 Section - 138. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 139 Section - 139. Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 140 Section - 140. Liability to pay compensation in certain cases on the principle of no fault Chapter 1
Section- 141 Section - 141. Provisions as to other right to claim compensation for death or permanent disablement. Chapter 1
Section- 142 Section - 142. Permanent disablement. Chapter 1
Section- 143 Section - 143. Applicability of Chapter to certain claims under Act 8 of 1923 Chapter 1
Section- 144 Section - 144. Overriding effect Chapter 1
Section- 145 Section - 145. Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 146 Section - 146. Necessity for insurance against third party risk Chapter 1
Section- 147 Section - 147. Requirements of policies and limits of liability Chapter 1
Section- 148 Section - 148. Validity of policies of insurance issued in reciprocating countries Chapter 1
Section- 149 Section - 149. Duty of insurers to satisfy judgments and awards against persons insured in respect of third party risks Chapter 1
Section- 150 Section - 150. Rights of third parties against insurers on insolvency of the insured Chapter 1
Section- 151 Section - 151. Duty to give information as to insurance Chapter 1
Section- 152 Section - 152. Settlement between insurers and insured persons. Chapter 1
Section- 153 Section - 153. Saving in respect of sections 150, 151 and 152 Chapter 1
Section- 154 Section - 154. Insolvency of insured persons not to affect liability of insured or claims by third parties Chapter 1
Section- 155 Section - 155. Effect of death on certain causes of action Chapter 1
Section- 156 Section - 156. Effect of certificate of insurance Chapter 1
Section- 157 Section - 157. Transfer of certificate of insurance Chapter 1
Section- 158 Section - 158. Production of certain certificates, licence and permit in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 159 Section - 159. Production of certificate of Insurance on application for authority to use vehicle Chapter 1
Section- 160 Section - 160. Duty to furnish particulars of vehicle involved in accident Chapter 1
Section- 161 Section - 161. Special provisions as to compensation in case of hit and run motor accident Chapter 1
Section- 162 Section - 162. Refund in certain cases of compensation paid under section 161 Chapter 1
Section- 163 Section - 163. Scheme for payment of compensation in case of hit and run motor accidents Chapter 1
Section- 164 Section-164 Power of Central Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 165 Section - 165 Claims Tribunals Chapter 1
Section- 166 Section - 166. Application for compensation Chapter 1
Section- 167 Section - 167. Option regarding claims for compensation in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 168 Section - 168. Award of the Claims Tribunal Chapter 1
Section- 169 Section - 169. Procedure and powers of Claims Tribunals Chapter 1
Section- 170 Section - 170. Impleading insurer in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 171 Section - 171. Award of interest where any claim is allowed Chapter 1
Section- 172 Section - 172. Award of compensatory costs in certain cases Chapter 1
Section- 173 Section - 173. Appeals Chapter 1
Section- 174 Section - 174. Recovery of money from insurer as arrear of land revenue Chapter 1
Section- 175 Section - 175. Bar on jurisdiction of Civil Courts Chapter 1
Section- 176 Section - 176. Power of State Government to make rules Chapter 1
Section- 177 Section - 177. General provision for punishment of offences Chapter 1
Section- 178 Section - 178. Penalty for travelling without pass or ticket and for dereliction of duty on the part of conductor and refusal to ply contract carriage, etc Chapter 1
Section- 179 Section - 179. Disobedience of orders, obstruction and refusal of information Chapter 1
Section- 180 Section - 180. Allowing unauthorised persons to drive vehicles. Chapter 1
Section- 181 Section - 181. Driving vehicles in contravention of section 3 or section 4 Chapter 1
Section- 182 Section - 182. Offences relating to licences Chapter 1
Section- 183 Section - 183. Driving at excessive speed, etc Chapter 1
Section- 184 Section - 184. Driving dangerously Chapter 1
Section- 185 Section - 185. Driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs Chapter 1
Section- 186 Section - 186. Driving when mentally or phycically unfit to drive Chapter 1
Section- 187 Section - 187. Punishment for offences relating to accident Chapter 1
Section- 188 Section - 188. Punishment for abetment of certain offences Chapter 1
Section- 189 Section - 189. Racing and trails of speed. Chapter 1
Section- 190 Section - 190. Using vehicle in unsafe condition Chapter 1
Section- 191 Section - 191. Sale of vehicle in or alteration of vehicle to condition contravening this Act Chapter 1
Section- 192 Section - 192. [192. Using vehicle without registration Chapter 1
Section- 193 Section - 193. Punishment of agents and canvassers without proper authority Chapter 1
Section- 194 Section - 194. Driving vehicle exceeding permissible weight Chapter 1
Section- 195 Section - 195. Imposition of minimum fine under certain circumstances Chapter 1
Section- 196 Section - 196. Driving uninsured vehicle Chapter 1
Section- 197 Section - 197. Taking vehicle without authority Chapter 1
Section- 199 Section - 199. Offences by companies. Chapter 1
Section- 200 Section - 200. Composition of certain offences Chapter 1
Section- 201 Section - 201. Penalty for causing obstruction to free flow of traffic Chapter 1
Section- 202 Section - 202. Power to arrest without warrant. Chapter 1
Section- 203 Section - 203. Breath tests Chapter 1
Section- 204 Section - 204. Laboratory test Chapter 1
Section- 205 Section - 205. Presumption of unfitness to drive Chapter 1
Section- 206 Section - 206. Power of police officer to impound document Chapter 1
Section- 207 Section - 207. Power to detain vehicles used without certificate of registration permit, etc Chapter 1
Section- 208 Section - 208. Summary disposal of cases Chapter 1
Section- 209 Section - 209. Restriction on conviction Chapter 1
Section- 210 Section - 210. Courts to send intimation about conviction Chapter 1
Section- 212 Section - 212. Publication, commencement and laying of rules and notifications Chapter 1
Section- 213 Section - 213. Appointment of motor vehicles officers. Chapter 1
Section- 214 Section - 214. Effect of appeal and revision on orders passed by original authority Chapter 1
Section- 215 Section - 215. Road Safety Councils and Committees Chapter 1
Section- 216 Section - 216. Power to remove difficulties Chapter 1
Section- 217 Section - 217. Repeal and savings Chapter 1
Section- Part A -Mandatory Signs Chapter 1
Section- Part B Chapter 1

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