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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

112. Limits  of speed.

  1. No person shall drive a motor vehicle or cause  or allow a motor vehicle to be driven in any public place at  a speed  exceeding the  maximum speed or below the minimum speed fixed for the  vehicle under  this Act  or by or under any other law for the time being in force:

Provided that  such maximum  speed shall  in no  case exceed  the maximum fixed  for any  motor vehicle or class or description of motor vehicles by  the Central  Government by  notification in  the Official Gazette.

  1. The  State Government  or any  authority authorised  in  this behalf by  the State Government may, if satisfied that it is necessary to restrict  the speed  of motor  vehicles in  the interest  of public safety or  convenience or because of the nature of any road or bridge, by notification  in the  Official Gazette,  and by causing appropriate traffic signs  to be  placed or  erected under section 116  at suitable places, fix  such maximum  speed limits  or minimum speed limits as it thinks fit for motor vehicles or any specified class or description of motor vehicles  or for  motor vehicles to which a trailer is attached, either generally  or in  a particular  area or on a particular road or roads:

Provided  that   no  such   notification  is   necessary  if  any  restriction under this section is to remain in force for not more than one month.

  1. Nothing in this section shall apply to any vehicle registered under section  60 while  it is being used in the execution of military manoeuvres within  the area  and during  the period  specified in  the notification under  sub-section (1)  of section  2 of  the Manoeuvres, Field Firing and Artillery Practice Act, 1938. (5 of 1938.)

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