Greetings to all our readers at MOTORBHAI, we hope you are in best of your health, and doing extremely fine. We welcome you all to yet another information related blog. Today we would be telling what all important documents you must carry while you are riding a two-wheeler and also, how much the traffic police can fine you if you are found without them. So without further wasting any more time, lets get started!
- Valid Registration Certificate (RC)
The RC of your vehicle is an official document and is a proof that the vehicle is registered under government of India and is on the owner’s name. The RC is issued by the RTO and has various details like
- Vehicle Model
- Vehicle Maker
- Ownership Details
- Vehicle Class
- Vehicle body type
- Vehicle registration number
- RC issue and expiry date
- Information related to Insurance and Insurance company
- Engine no. & Chassis Number
The validity of RC is till 15 years and you can later renew it for the next 5 years. If you are caught by the traffic police without the RC, you can be fined up to ₹5000.
- Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUC)
Another important official document which you must be carrying while riding a two-wheeler is the Pollution under control certificate (PUC). The PUC acts as a proof that the amount of emission emitted from your vehicle is under control as per the standards set by the Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1989.
The PUC can be made easily by doing emission testing from many motor repairing centres for ₹50 for a validity of six months and ₹100 for a year for two wheelers, and If you are found without the PUC by a police officer, you are viable to pay anywhere between ₹1000-₹2000 depending upon the state and your vehicle.
- Driving Licence
The driving licence is issued by the RTO and is the most important document which you should be carrying. It is a proof that you are eligible to drive and one must make sure that is it is valid, the validity of driving licence is up to 20 years. If you are not carrying your driving licence with you, you are viable to pay ₹ 5000 if you get inspected by the traffic police. We also encourage you to always keep the original driving licence with you instead of zerox copy of the same.
- Insurance certificate
The insurance certificate has the following details:
- Name of the insurance provider
- Policy Number
- Type of Coverage
- Limit of coverage
- Duration of Coverage period
The Motor Vehicle Act has made it compulsory for all the vehicles to have a third- party insurance and hence it is mandatory for all vehicles to have a third-party insurance done. And the insurance certificate acts as proof that the insurance of the vehicle has been done. If your insurance certificate is missing at the time of checking by the traffic police officer, you are viable to pay ₹ 2000 as fine.
- ID proof
Although not necessary, you must always keep an Identity proof with you while riding, like Voter ID card, Passport among others for your safer side as in some cases the traffic police may ask you to prove your identity in any mis-happening. Also, while travelling inter-state carrying ID proof is a must as there is strict checking as well.
Last but not the least, it is the helmet which you must be wearing while riding a two-wheeler, The helmet is for the safety of the rider during an accident or collision and Indians seem to avoid wearing it in many cases. It is high time for the people to understand that it is not a source of traffic police to earn fine, but it is for their own safety and health. With stricter traffic laws coming into action, there is a hefty fine of ₹ 2000 depending on your city for not wearing a helmet and it could also lead to suspension of your driving licence for 3 months.
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With this we hope we have well informed you about all the documents and necessary safety gear which you must carry while riding a two-wheeler for your own safety and to avoid hefty fines. If you feel we have missed out any crucial point or you would like to add up your own views or any kind of feedback, please feel free to mention them in the comments section below. We highly appreciate your feedback, and with this we would like to end this article here, and we hope to see you soon in yet another information filled blog.
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