Along with the implementation of new Motor Vehicle (MV) fines, fewer previously existed but ignored rules have also emerged and are being regulated with a serious note. Rules like wearing a lungi or flip flops might charge you a fine while riding a motor vehicle all this have been a part of previous MV rules but is now implemented strictly.
The reason why wearing loose footwear is not allowed on two-wheelers with gears is that they may cause difficulty in changing gears and can also cause a slip as a result of loss-of friction when stopping the vehicle.
Truck drivers in Uttar Pradesh, if found wearing lungi-vest while driving, they will be imposed a challan of Rs 2,000. In regard to this, some actual new rules have been brought up by the traffic police. According to section 128 of Motor Vehicle rules, a two-wheeler rider is not allowed to carry more than one passenger in addition to himself.
This section, however, does not specify the case if a couple is riding a two-wheeler with a child. And hence, for now, traffic police is treating the child as a third passenger and hence can issue a challan of Rs 2,000 in this regard.
Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act adds additional provisions according to which if the driver of any vehicle is found not wearing a seat belt or is carrying passengers which are not wearing seat belts, will be fined Rs 1,000.
This is not a new provision but existed even before the new amendments came into play. And yes, this includes rear-seat passengers as well. The amendments also include the clause which states that the State Government can exclude this provision for allowing transport vehicles to carry standing passengers.
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