Motor Vehicles: Kerala High Court Issues Directions On Use Of Flashy Headlights, Usage of Official Emblem, Flags, Name Boards Etc

5th July, 2021

Motor Vehicles: Kerala High Court Issues Directions On Use Of Flashy Headlights, Usage of Official Emblem, Flags, Name Boards Etc

The Kerala High Court has required the Transport Commissioner to make important strides through the concerned officials in the Motor Vehicles Department to guarantee that no engine vehicle is allowed to be utilized in any open spot disregarding the Rules and headings set up for street security. Equity Anil K. Narendran while hearing a request concerning the consistence with engine vehicle rules, requested the Transport Commissioner to record a report in regards to the activity taken in compatibility of the bearings gave in a previous judgment dated 28.10.2019. The matter has been posted on seventh July 2021. This comes after it was seen that regardless of clear and point by point bearings gave by the Court in the matter, engine vehicles that didn't follow these headings were as yet allowed on open streets, consequently representing a danger to street wellbeing in the State. These bearings were given in a matter where the candidate, Principal of Sabari PTB Smaraka Higher Secondary School, recorded a writ request looking for a mandate to the Additional Registering Authority to support his class of vehicle as an Educational Institution Bus (Contract Carriage), without demanding consistence of Rule 125C of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules.

However, the Court had seen that the said vehicle didn't satisfy the wellbeing guidelines but was allowed a wellness declaration by the concerned specialists. This was addressed by the Single Bench. Additionally, a news report dated fifth April 2021 whereby a gathering of trucks fitted with unauthorize lights, stickers on wellbeing glass and hindrances to the reasonable vision of the driver had acquired endorsement of the Motor Vehicles Department was inspected by the court. It was noticed that in spite of a few infringement of the wellbeing principles, an enormous number of engine vehicles, liable to imperil the security of other street clients, were all the while being allowed openly place, notwithstanding the particular bearings contained in the judgment of this Court dated 28.10.2019. Backer P. Deepak showed up in the interest of the solicitor, and Special Government Pleader Advocate P Santhosh Kumar addressed the respondents.