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The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989

The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989




Chapter I – Preliminary
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II – Licensing of Drivers of Motor Vehicles
3 General
4 Evidence as to the correctness of address and age
5 Medical certificate
6 Exemption from production of medical certificate
7 Affixing of photograph to medical certificate
8 Minimum educational qualification for driving transport vehicles
9 Educational qualifications for drivers of goods carriages carrying dangerous or hazardous goods
10 Application for learner’s licence
11 Preliminary test
12 Consent of parent or guardian, in the case of application by minor
13 Form of learner’s licence
14 Application for a driving licence
15 Driving test
16 Form of driving licence
17 Addition to driving licence
18 Renewal of driving licence
19 Refund of fee
20 Driving licence to drive motor vehicle belonging to the Defence Department
21 Powers of licensing authority to disqualify
22 Endorsement by Courts
23 State Register of driving licences
24 Driving schools and establishments
25 Duration of a licence and renewal thereof
26 Issue of duplicate licence
27 General conditions to be observed by the holder of a licence
28 Power of the licensing authority to suspend or revoke licence
29 Appeal
30 Procedure for appeal
31 Syllabus for imparting instructions in driving of motor vehicles
31A Temporary licence
32 Fees
Chapter III – Registration of Motor Vehicles
33 Condition for exemption from registration
34 Trade certificate
35 Grant or renewal of trade certificate
36 Refund
37 Period of validity
38 Issue of duplicate certificate
39 Use of trade registration mark and number
40 Restrictions on use of trade certificate or trade registration mark and number
41 Purposes for which motor vehicle with trade certificate may be used
42 Delivery of vehicle subject to registration
43 Register of trade certificate
44 Suspension or cancellation of trade certificate
45 Appeal
46 Procedure for appeal
47 Application for registration of motor vehicles
48 Issue of certificate of registration
49 Registration records to be kept by the registering authority
50 Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles
51 Size of letters and numerals of the registration mark
52 Renewal of certificate of registration
53 Issue of duplicate certificate of registration
54 Assignment of new registration mark
55 Transfer of ownership
56 Transfer of ownership on death of owner of the vehicle
57 Transfer of ownership of vehicle purchased in public auction
58 No objection certificate
59 Change in residence
60 Endorsement of hire-purchase agreements, etc.
61 Termination of hire-purchase agreements, etc.
62 Validity of certificate of fitness
63 Regulation and control of authorised testing stations
64 Duration of letter of authority
65 General conditions to be observed by the holder of letter of authority
66 Issue of duplicate letter of authority
67 Supervision of authorised testing stations
68 Power of registering authority or Regional Transport Authority to call for information
69 Power of registering authority to suspend or cancel the letter of authority or forfeit security deposit
70 Appeal
71 Procedure for appeal
72 Voluntary surrender of letter of authority
73 Tax clearance certificate to be submitted to the testing station
74 Assignment of registration marks to the vehicles belonging to the Central Government used for defence purposes
75 State register of motor vehicles
76 Registration of vehicles of diplomatic and consular officers
76A Application of rules 76 to 80 to organisations notified under the United Nations (Privileges and I
mmunities) Act,1947
76B Registration of vehicles of home-based non-diplomatic officials of diplomatic missions or consular posts
77 Exhibition of registration mark
78 Assignment of new registration mark on removal of vehicle to another State
79 Suspension and cancellation of registration of vehicle registered under rule 76
80 Transfer or disposal of motor vehicle registered under rule 76
81 Fees
Chapter IV – Control of Transport Vehicles
82 Tourist permits
83 Authorization fee
84 Right of operation
85 Additional conditions of tourist permit
85A The following shall be the additional conditions of every tourist permit in respect of motor cabs
86 Application for national permit
87 Form, contents and duration of authorisation
88 Age of motor vehicle for the purpose of national permit
89 *****
90 Additional conditions for national permit
Chapter V – Construction, Equipment and Maintenance of Motor Vehicles
91 Definitions
92 General
93 Overall dimension of motor vehicles
93A Overall dimension for agricultural tractors
94 Condition of tyres
95 Size and ply rating of tyres
95A Size and ply rating of tyres for agricultural tractor
95B Size and ply rating of tyres for power tillers
96 Brakes
96A Brakes for construction equipment vehicle
96B High Speed Braking Requirements
96C Brakes for agricultural tractor
96D Braking requirements for power tillers
97 Brakes for trailers
98 Steering gears
98A Steering gears for construction equipment vehicles
98B Steering Gears for agricultural tractors
98C Steering gear for power tillers
99 Forward and backward motion
100 Safety glass
101 Windscreen wiper
102 Signalling devices, direction indicators and stop lights
103 Position of the indicator
104 Fitment of reflectors
104A Fitment of reflectors on construction equipment vehicles
104B Fitment of reflectors for agricultural tractors
104C Fitment of reflectors on power tillers
105 Lamps
106 Deflection of lights
107 Top lights
107A Implement lights for construction equipment vehicle
108 Use of red, white or blue light
108A Use of red or white light on construction equipment vehicles
109 Parking light
110 Lamps on three-wheelers
111 Prohibition of spot lights, etc
112 Exhaust gases
113 Location of exhaust pipes
114 Exhaust pipes of public service vehicles
115 Emission of smoke, vapour, etc. from motor vehicles
115A Emission of smoke and vapour from agricultural tractors, power tillers and construction equipment vehicles driven by diesel engines
115B Mass emission standards for Compressed Natural Gas Driven Vehicles
115C Mass emission standards for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (hereinafter in this rule referred to as LPG), driven vehicles
116 Test for smoke emission level and carbon monoxide level for motor vehicles
117 Speedometer
118 Speed governor
119 Horns
120 Silencers
121 Painting of motor vehicles
122 Embossment of the chassis number and engine number or in the case of battery operated vehicles, motor number and month of manufacture
123 Safety devices in motor cycle
124 Safety standards of components
124A Safety standards of components for agricultural tractors
124B Safety Standards of components for power tillers
125 Safety belt, collapsible steering column, autodipper and padded dash boards
125A Safety belt, etc., for construction equipment vehicles
125B Special requirements for transport vehicles that are driven on hills
125C Body building and approval
126 Prototype of every motor vehicle to be subject to test
126A The testing agencies referred to in rule 126
126B Prototype of every construction equipment vehicle to be subject to test
127 Quality certificate by manufacturer
128 Tourist vehicles other than motor cabs, etc.
128A Special provision for M3 ca
tegory of vehicles
129 Transportation of goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life
129A Spark arrester
130 Manner of display of class labels
131 Responsibility of the consignor for safe transport of dangerous or hazardous goods
132 Responsibility of the transporter or owner of goods carriage
133 Responsibility of the driver
134 Emergency information panel
135 Driver to be instructed
136 Driver to report to the police station about accident
137 Class labels
Chapter VI – Control of Traffic
138 Signals and additional safety measures for Tmotor vehicle
139 Production of licence and certificate of registration
Chapter VII – Insurance of Motor Vehicles against Third Party Risks
140 Definitions
141 Certificate of insurance
142 Cover notes
143 Issue of certificates and cover notes
144 Transfer of certificate of insurance
145 Exclusion of advertising matter
146 Certificates or cover notes lost, destroyed, torn, soiled, faced or mutilated
147 Records to be maintained by authorised insurers
148 Records of exempted vehicles
149 Supply of information
150 Furnishing of copies of reports to Claims Tribunal
151 Establishment of fund
152 Amount of the fund
153 Investment of the fund
154 Securities held as a deposit in the fund
155 Deposit procedure
156 Interest on deposits
157 Withdrawal
158 Settlement of claims
159 List of foreign insurers
160 Guarantor of foreign insurer
161 Endorsement of certificate of foreign insurance
162 Validity of certificate of foreign insurance
163 Maintenance of records by the guarantor
Chapter VIII – Offences, Penalties and Procedure
164 Offences for the purpose of section 208

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