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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


183. Driving at excessive speed, etc.

  1. Whoever, drives a motor vehicle in  contravention of  the speed  limits referred to in section 112 shall  be punishable  with fine  which may  extend to four hundred rupees, or,  if having  been previously  convicted of an offence under this sub-section  is again  convicted of  an offence  under this  sub- section, with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees.

  2. Whoever,  causes any  person who  is employed  by him  or  is subject to  his control  in  driving  to  drive  a  motor  vehicle  in contravention of  the speed limits referred to in section 112 shall be punishable with  fine which may extend to three hundred rupees, or, if having been previously convicted of an offence under this sub-section, is again  convicted of  an offence  under this  sub-section, with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

  3. No  person shall  be convicted of an offence punishable under sub-section (1)  solely on  the evidence  of one witness to the effect that in  the opinion of the witness such person was driving at a speed which was  unlawful, unless  that opinion  is shown  to be based on an estimate obtained by the use of some mechanical device.

  4. The publication of a time table under which, or the giving of any direction  that, any  journey or  part  of  a  journey  is  to  be completed within  a specified  time shall,  if in  the opinion  of the Court it  is not practicable in the circumstances of the case for that journey or  part of  a journey  to be  completed in the specified time without contravening  the speed  limits referred  to in section 112 be prima facie  evidence that  the person who published the time table or gave the  direction has  committed an  offence punishable  under  sub- section (2)



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