Documents you should carry while driving a car to avoid challan
With the stringent traffic rules in the country, it is a wise idea to carry all the necessary documents required while driving to avoid getting challans. Not having the needed documents can lead you to pay heavy challans.
So take note, here’s how to avoid challans and carry this list of documents with you at all times while driving.
- Driving License
An essential (and obvious) document to have while driving, it is important you have your RTO approved driving license with you at all times. If you are caught violating road rules or you are driving with a license, you can be issued with an online traffic challan or even a physical one.
- Registration Certificate of your vehicle
A pertinent document to prove the validity of your vehicle as your own, you should carry the registration certificate (RC) of your vehicle at all times. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is mandatory for you to have an RC for a vehicle bought by you. The e-challan parivahan can issue fines in case you’re found driving without one. Your RC contains important information about your vehicle including the vehicle number, chassis number, among others.
- PUC certificate
To meet the emission requirements of your vehicle defined for Indian roads, you need a pollution under control certificate (PUC). Get your car checked at any authorized testing center to obtain the certificate. They can easily be found at all petrol pumps too. The challan traffic police can issue you a fine if you don’t have a PUC certification for your vehicle.
- Car insurance policy
Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all citizens have to drive with a third-party coverage or policy. Car insurance provides monetary assistance in case you are in an accident or your car breaks down. A lot of third-party providers offer insurance that has different coverages for your car. Check your policy document to know more. The challan issued by Delhi traffic police has this provision where one can be jailed or has to pay a fine if they do not have a car insurance policy.
- Other driving permits
Driving permits might vary if you are traveling interstate. In case you are visiting another city, other than the one your vehicle belongs to, make sure you have the necessary permits to do so.
If you have these documents, you can avoid getting challans issues. In other cases, however, check your e-challan status or challan status online to verify that you haven’t missed paying them.