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What penalty should be stated for driving when mentally or physically unfit?

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A young male physically impaired character driving a car, a blue wheelchair parking permit sticker on a windshield

Section 186 in Motor Vehicles Act

 Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive

Whoever drives a motor vehicle in any public place when he is to his knowledge suffering from any disease or disability calculated to cause his driving of the vehicle to be a source of danger to the public, shall be punishable for the first offence with fine which may extend to 1[one thousand rupees] and for a second or subsequent offence with fine which may extend to 2[two thousand rupees]. 1. Subs. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 69, for “two hundred rupees” (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Subs. by s. 69, ibid., for “five hundred rupees”

Penalty in case of driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive has been increased to Rs 1,000 from Rs 200 for first-time offense. For second and subsequent offenses, the penal amount has been increased from up to Rs 500 to Rs 2,000.

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