CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES
CERTAIN IMPORTANT DUTIES OF DRIVERS
RULE 130 : DUTY TO PRODUCE LICENCE AND CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION
The driver of a motor vehicle in any public place shall, on demand by any police officer in uniform, produce his licence for examination provided that the driver may, if his licence has been submitted to, or has been seized by, any officer or authority under this or any other Act, produce in lieu of the licence a receipt or other acknowledgement issued by such officer or authority in respect thereof and therafter produce the licence within such period, in such manner as the Central Government may prescribe to the Police Officer making the demand.
The conductor, if any, of a motor vehicle on any public place shall on demand by any officer of the Motor Vehicles Department authorized in this behalf, produce the licence for examination.
The owner of the motor vehicle(other than a vehicle registered under section 60), or in his absence the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle, shall, on demand by a registering authority or any other officer of the Motor Vehicles Department duly authorised in this behalf, produce the certificate of registration and the certificate of Insurance, of the vehicle and, where the vehicle is a transport Vehicle, also the certificate of fitness referred to in section 56 and the permit; and if any or all of the certificates or the permit are not in his possession, he shall, within fifteen days from the date of demand, submit photocopies of the same, duly attested in person or send the same by registered post to the Officer who demanded it.
Explanation : For the purposes of this sub-section, ‘certificate of Insurance’ means the certificate issued under sub-section (3) of section 147.
If the licence referred to in sub-section (2) or the certificates or permit referred to in sub-section (3), as the case may be, are not at the time in possession of the person to whom demand is made, it shall be sufficient compliance with this section if such person produces the licence or certificates or permit within such period in such manner as the Central Government may prescribe to the police officer or authority making the demand. Provided that, except to such extent and with such modifications as may be prescribed, the provisions of this sub section shall not apply to any person required to produce the certificate of registration or the certificate of fitness of a transport vehicle.
RULE 131 : DUTY OF THE DRIVER TO TAKE CERTIAN PRECAUTIONS AT UNGUARDED RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS
Every driver of a motor vehicle at the approach of any unguarded railway level crossing shall cause the vehicle to stop and the driver of the vehicle shall cause the conductor or cleaner or attendant or any other person in the vehicle to walk up to the level crossing and ensure that no train or trolley is approaching from either side and then pilot the motor vehicle across such level crossing and where no conductor or cleaner or attendant or any other person is available in the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle shall get down from the vehicle himself to ensure that no train or trolley is approaching from either side before the railway track is crossed.
RULE 132 : DUTY OF THE DRIVER TO STOP IN CERTAIN CASES
The Driver of a motor vehicle shall cause the vehicle to stop and remain stationary so long as may for such reasonable time as may be necessary, but not exceeding twenty four hours.
When required to do so by any police officer not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector in uniform, in the event of the vehicle being involved in the occurrence of an accident to a person, animal or Vehicle or of damage to property, or,
When required to do so by any person in charge of an animal if such person apprehends that the animal is or being alarmed by the vehicle will become, unmanageable, or
Shall give the name and address of self and the owner of the vehicle to any person affected by any such accident or damage who demands it provided such person also furnishes his name and address.
The driver of a motor vehicle shall, on demand by a person giving his own name and address and alleging that the driver has committed an offence punishable under section 184 given
In this section the expression ‘animal’ means any horse, cattle, elephant, camel, ass, mule, sheep, goat.
RULE 133 : DUTY OF THE DRIVER TO STOP IN CERTAIN CASES
The owner of a motor vehicle, the driver or conductor which is accused of any offence under this Act shall on the demand of any police officer authorised in this behalf by the State Government, give all information regarding the name and address of, and the licence held by, the driver or conductor which is in his possession or could by reasonable diligence be ascertained by him.
RULE 134 : DUTY OF THE DRIVER TO STOP IN CERTAIN CASES
When any person is injured or any property of a third party is damaged, as a result of an accident in which a motor vehicle is involved, the driver of the vehicle or other person in charge of the vehicle shall :-
Unless it is not practicable to do so on account of mob fury or any other reason beyond his control, take all reasonable steps to secure medical attention for the injured person, (by conveying him to the nearest medical practitioner or hospital, and it shall be the duty of every registered medical practitioner or the doctor on duty in the hospital immediately to attend to the injured person and render medical aid or treatment without waiting for any procedural formalities.) Unless the injured person or his guardian, in case he is a minor desires otherwise.
Give on demand by a police officer any information required by him, or, if no police officer is present, report the circumstances, if any, for not taking reasonable steps to secure medical attention as required under clause (a), at the nearest police station as soon as possible, and in any case within twenty four hours of the occurrence.
Give the following information in writing to the insurer, who has issued the certificates of insurance, abut the occurrence of the accident, namely :
Insurance policy number and period of its validity
Date, Time & Place of Accident
Particulars of the persons injured or killed in the accidents
Name of the driver and the particulars of his driving licence.