Under the amended Motor vehicles Act, any child above the age of four will be regarded as a third person in the vehicle. Any person in a vehicle with three people, including a child above four years will be issued a challan and will then need to pay a fine for the same. The rule includes two-wheelers and four-wheelers.
●Under Section 194 (A), any child above the age of four will be considered as a third person. If there are two adults with a four-year-old on a two-wheeler, you will be liable to pay a fine.
●The child, unlike any adult, will have to wear helmets, and in the case of four-wheelers, a child restraint system and seat belts.
●Under the Motor Vehicles Act, if any person fails to abide by the rules under the act will be given a challan and will have to pay Rs 1000 and a three-month ban from having a license.
●The use of safety belts for children and adults is mandatory. A challan will be issued and a fine of Rs 1000 will be charged if the driver and the passengers are found without a seat belt.
Seeing the current pandemic situation, the Ministry of the Road Transport and Highway of the government has extended the validity of motor vehicles documents like driving licenses till 30 June 2021.