Things are about to change from now on as the existing Motor Vehicle Norms have received new updates which have been mandated from today. These new changes are expected to affect the way you travel in a very big way. So let’s have a look at the new changes!
No need to keep physical documents like RC and Driving License in car
- Yes, you read that right! The hassle of keeping a physical copy of your car’s RC (Registration Certificate) and your driving license have finally ended.
- MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) has recently added a few amendments under the Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.
- One such amendment added to the existing law includes digitisation of documents including maintenance of vehicles, driving licences and e-challans.
- This new rule will allow drivers to upload all relevant documents on the Central govt’s online portal like Digi-locker or m-parivahan.
- This step has been taken to ease the way of commuting for people and to curb the ever-increasing rate of corruption.
- These new changes will help the government to keep records and penalties of a driver for up to 10 years.
- This will also help in maintaining records of differently-abled drivers.
Use of Mobile Phones permitted while driving
- Yes! that right! According to another amendment added to the Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 by MoRTH explains that mobile phones and other handheld devices have been permitted to use but only for navigation purposes.
- However, there’s a catch, the use of any designated device been used for navigation purposes should not affect the concentration of the driver.
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Is there anything else we need to know?
- The Central government is also planning upon going paperless from October 1st 2020.
- Additionally, all the new vehicle registrations certificates or RCs will now have the owner’s name printed on the front. While the back will have a microchip and the QR code would be embedded.