Draft Motor Vehicles (Driving) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

Jan 31, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on January 28, 2020, issues the draft Motor Vehicles (Driving) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 to further amend the Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations, 2017.

The followings are the amendments made in the Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations, 2017:-

 In Regulation 37(1) related to “use of mobile telephones and communication devices”, a proviso has been inserted, namely:

“Provided such use is solely for route navigation in such a manner that shall not disturb the concentration of the driver while driving.”

 A new Regulation 38(5) related to “Production of documents” has been inserted, namely:

“After inspection of the documents in electronic form, referred to above, by any police officer in uniform or any other officer authorised by the State Government in this behalf, if the documents are found to be valid and in force, then physical forms of such documents shall not be demanded for inspection, including in cases where there is an offence made out necessitating seizure of any such documents.”

 The driver of a transport vehicle shall always carry all the documents like driving license; certificate of taxation, registration and insurance; fitness certificate; and pollution under control certificate in physical or electronic form.

Any person likely to be affected thereby by the draft, are requested for objections or suggestions, if any, within 30 days from the date on which the copies of this notification published in the Gazette of India, are made available to the public. The objections and suggestions to these draft rules, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), email: [email protected], Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 54(E)]


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