Do I have to keep my insurance papers in the vehicle?You have to keep the insurance papers along with all other relevant vehicle documents inside the vehicle at all times. If requested by a competent authority, you have to produce these papers.
Apnainsurance.com Research Bureau
29 Nov 2007
According to Section 158 of the Motor Vehicles Act, any person driving a motor vehicle, on request from a police officer in uniform, must produce:
- The insurance certificate
- The Certificate of Registration or RC Book
- The driving license
- The certificate of fitness and the permit in the case of commercial vehicles
- The Pollution Under Control certificate
It is a penal offense if the driver is unable to produce these documents or if their validity has expired.
Therefore, it is advised to keep the car insurance papers in the vehicle.
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