Over the years, traffic rules in India have been tightened. The Motor Vehicles Act has been amended and fines for violations under the Act have also been amended. Nowadays, the average person is aware of the law, as well as the basics of driving or biking. However, there are some rules that many people still do not know. Let’s find out what those crimes are.
Smoking in the car
Smoking in public places is a crime and we are mostly aware of it but, did you know that smoking in cars is also considered illegal in Delhi-NCR area. The rules state that it is illegal to smoke in a car while parking in a public spot. The rationale behind this is that smoking while driving can be confusing and dangerous for the driver and others on the road.
Installing a TV
With a number of aftermarket accessories available for cars, we have begun to see customers installing tablets and Android screens in their cars that support video. Watching videos while driving is confusing and dangerous. In Mumbai, people can get fined for installing devices that can play video. Some of the company’s entertainment screens that play video are connected to the ECU, and they stop playing video as soon as the car starts moving.
Giving lifts to strangers
This is a crime that most of us don’t know about. The motor vehicle law does not allow the driver to give a lift to a stranger. If a person is seen doing the same thing, the authorities may even seize the car. The rule was made to prevent people from using private vehicles for commercial purposes and to avoid hijacking of passengers.
Borrow a car
The rule was made for Chennai when the thieves started fleeing from the police by telling the stolen cars that the car belonged to a relative or friend. As a rule, the car owner must be aware that his car is being borrowed from the driver. If the owner is not aware, the driver will be fined or jailed.
There is no first aid kit
This is a rule that applies to Kolkata and Chennai. This rule was made mandatory so that each vehicle had a first aid kit. As a rule, failure to provide first aid to residents in the event of an accident is a crime. Anyone found violating the rules could be fined or even jailed for the crime.
Leaving the car lazily
In Mumbai, if a car is found lazily at a traffic signal or on the side of the road, the police can actually fine the driver. This rule was made to ensure that drivers save some fuel by stopping the car when not in use.
Blocking the way in the parking lot
We have seen people leave their cars without parking properly. Many times these vehicles are blocking the way of other vehicles by parking. Under this rule, blocking a vehicle in a parking spot is a crime and the driver can be fined for it. This rule is made so that people can park their cars properly.