The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
192. Using vehicle without registration or permit.
- Whoever drives a motor vehicle or causes or allows a motor vehicle to be used in contravention of the provisions of section 39 or without the permit required by sub-section (1) of section 66 or in contravention of any condition of such permit relating to the route on which or the area in which or the purpose for which the vehicle may be used or to the maximum number of passengers and maximum weight of luggage that may be carried on the vehicle, shall be punishable for the first offence with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees and for any second or subsequent offence with imprisonment which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees, or with both.
- Nothing in this section shall apply to the use of a motor vehicle in an emergency for the conveyance of persons suffering from sickness or injury or for the transport of materials for repair or for the transport of food or materials to relieve distress or of medical supplies for a like purpose:
Provided that the person using the vehicle reports such use to the Regional Transport Authority within seven days from such use.
- Where a person is convicted of an offence under this section the Court by which such person is convicted may, in addition to any sentence which may be passed under sub-section (1) by order:--
- if the vehicle used in the commission of the offence is a motor car, suspend its certificate of registration for a period not exceeding four months;
- if the vehicle used in the commission of the offence is a transport vehicle, suspend its permit for a period not exceeding six months or cancel it.
- The Court to which an appeal lies from any conviction in respect of an offence of the nature specified in sub-section (1) may set aside or vary any order of suspension or cancellation made under sub-section (3) by the Court below and the Court, to which appeals ordinarily lie from the Court below, may set aside or vary any such order of suspension or cancelation made by the Court below, notwithstanding that no appeal lies against the conviction in connection with which such order was made.