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List Of Documents You Have To Keep In Your Bike At All Times


Driving in India can be cumbersome sometimes. Some poorly maintained roads, potholes during monsoons, traffic and congestion can make driving a stressful experience. In such situations, a two wheeler is truly a blessing. Easy to manoeuvre, easy to park and less space consuming, two wheelers are the ideal form of commuting within the city.


However before considering making a switch to a two wheeler, it is important you understand all the pre requisites required for driving a two wheeler in India.

As per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 it is mandatory for two wheeler owners to have all vehicle related documents present with them while driving on the road in India.


Here are the list of documents you should have in your bike at all times:


  1. Driving License- A driving license is an official document issued to a person by the Regional Transport Office authorizing the holder to drive a particular category of vehicle. It is compulsory for you to have a valid two wheeler driving license to drive a vehicle on the road.


  1. Registration Certificate (RC)- A registration certificate is an official document which serves as proof that the vehicle has been registered with the Government of India. It is issued by the RTO and contains important details like the name, number and address of the owner, the vehicle registration number and other details.


  1. Insurance Certificate- Insurance certificate is an official document which serves as verification of insurance purchased for a vehicle. It provides all insurance related information like insurance provider, policy number, type of cover, limit of cover on the vehicle. As per the motor vehicle act, it was made compulsory for all vehicles to be at least covered under third party liability.


  1. Pollution under control papers- Commonly known as PUC, this is a certificate which ensures that the pollution emitted by the vehicle is well within the defined limits. This was made compulsory by the government taking into account the rising pollution levels in the country.



You are now allowed to carry copies of the RC Book and insurance, either in the form of photo copies or in the digital format on the phone. However, the same is not valid for the driving license, you need to have your original driving license whenever you drive and if, while driving any police officer demands to check these documents, as per law you are mandated to produce the same. In case you fail to do so, you will be fined Rs.1000/- and can end up losing your license too.


So ensure your two wheeler has all the essential documents like your two-wheeler insurance policy and always remember to wear a helmet while riding your bike so you are safe and protected in case of any mishaps.

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