According to the Supreme Court new statement, modification of bikes and cars are now illegal. So next time, when traffic police give you a challan, don’t be surprised at all! You are charged for violating the traffic laws as per the Supreme Court’s judgment.
The Supreme Court of India, aside from the Kerala High Court, has said any kind of modification on any vehicle which alters its original specifications, is illegal in the entire country. If you have made any changes in a car or on a bike or its structure which is not mentioned in the registration certificate is not legal. It’s a violation of traffic laws.
The Supreme Court has passed a judgment regarding the modification on the vehicles. However, they have not clearly mentioned what type of modifications are considered for violating the laws. The mystery is still there and we are not sure about it.
According to the verdict, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran said: “No vehicle can be altered so as to change original specification made by a manufacturer. Such particulars cannot be altered which have been specified by the manufacturer for the purpose of entry in the certificate of registration.”
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As per the sources, there are no specific criteria offered by the Supreme Court for violating the laws. However, it is highly depending on the cops who caught your vehicles. As per the cop’s mood, you will be charged for violating the law. This is something not acceptable as there’s no need for passing such laws for the common people.
The Supreme Court has said that this is just because of the safety of the people and the environment as well. If you make changes to the original specifications of the vehicles, chances of affecting the environment are very high and it can be dangerous for the people who walk on the sideways of the roads.
In the final statement, the court has said that the vehicles original specifications cannot be altered. If an offender has made any type of changes in the registered specifications, it is against the law. The offender may get a quick challan from the traffic cop for violating this new law of Motor Vehicle Act.
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