The Motor Vehicles Act came into existence for traffic management, penalties, and punishments for traffic violations. To ensure strict adherence and discipline, the Indian Government established the Motor Vehicle Act 1988. Under this Act, various kinds of guidelines are covered for road traffic management, including licensing provisions, motor vehicle registrations, motor insurance, liabilities, penalties, and more.
One important Section of this Act is Section 184, which deals with penalties for dangerous driving. After the 2019 amendment, penalties under Section 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act became more rigid and also included imprisonment.
Section 184 of the Motor Vehicles Act pertains to the penalties for dangerous driving. It states that whoever drives a motor vehicle in such a manner that is dangerous to the public shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term period that may extend to one year or with a fine/penalty which may extend to one thousand rupees or both. Also, repeat offenders may face imprisonment for a term that may extend to two years, along with a penalty that may extend up to Rs. 10,000.
The offences under Section 184 aim to deter individuals from engaging in reckless driving behaviours that endanger the lives and safety of others on the road. By holding drivers accountable for their actions and imposing appropriate penalties, the law emphasises the importance of responsible and safe driving practices. Mentioned below are the offences that come under dangerous driving:
The penalties under Section 184 vary depending on the severity of the offence and the harm caused.
The details of the Section 184 MV Act fine are listed below:
A third-party car insurance policy is required to drive on public highways under the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. Sections 145 - 164 of the Motor Vehicle Act are associated with the insurance provisions, which state that no one should drive a motor vehicle in a public area unless they have third-party liability insurance.
Third-party motor insurance refers to an insurance policy that provides coverage for liability towards third parties in the occurrence of an accident involving a motor vehicle. The term "third-party" refers to any individual, property, or vehicle other than the insured and the insurer. It includes pedestrians, passengers, drivers of other vehicles, or the public who may be affected by the insured vehicle.
Motor vehicle owners will require third-party insurance in order to safeguard themselves from legal liabilities, property damage, and accidental liability damage that they have caused to third parties. Through third-party insurance, the policyholder does not have to be concerned about paying for the medical expenses or other damages incurred during the accident of the third party.
The advantages of availing a third-party insurance policy: