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Home   Registration     Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles
Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles
 
The registration mark referred to in sub-section (6) of Section 41 shall be displayed both at the front and at the reat on all motor vehicles clearlu and legibly on a plain surface of a plate or part of the vehicle not inclined to vertical by more than thirty degrees, at the front facting direct to the front and at the reat facing direct to the reat.

In the case of motor cycles the registration mark in the front shall be displayed parallel to the handle bar or any part of the vehicle including mudguard facing the front instead of, on a plate in line with the axis of the vehicle.
 
Provided that:-
 
a The registration mark exhibited at the reat of a transport vehicle shall be affixed to the vehicle on the right hand side at a distance not exceeding one meter from the ground as may be reasonsably possible having regard to the type of the body of the vehicle.
b The registration mark shall also be painted on the right and left side on the body of the vehicle in the case of a transport vehicle.
c the registration mark shall also be painted and exhibited on the partition provided between the driver and the passengers, facing the passenger's seats or, where there is no such partition, on the front interior of the vehicle near the roof to the left side of the driver's seat facting the passenger's seats in the case of a stage carriage and in the case of a motor cab or a taxi cab it shall be sufficient if the registration mark is painted on the dash-board.
d the registration mark shall be exhibited on a plain plate or surface on the left hand side and on the reat in the case of a trailer or the last trailer, apart from the registration mark of the drawing motor vehicle to which such trailer or trailers are attached.
 
The registration mark shall be exhibited in two lines, the State Code and registering authority code forming the first line and the rest forming the second line, one below the other:

Provided that the registration mark in the front may be exhibited in one line.

Provided further that in models of vehicles having no sufficient provision at the reat tio exhibit the registration mark in two lines, it shall be sufficient if in such vehicles registration mark is exhibited in a single line.

Provided further that registration mark on a light motor vehilce may be in the centre with illumination.

Every motor vehicle, except motor cab and motor car, manfactured on and from the date of commencement of the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment )Rules, 1993 shall be provided with sufficient space in the rear for display of registration mark in two lines.

In case of agricultural tractors, the registration mark need not be inclined to the vertical by more that 30 degrees.

The regustration mark of the drawings agricultural tractors may not be exhibited on the agricultural trailer or trailers.

Size of letters and numerals of the registration mark

The dimension of letters and figures of the registration mark and the space between different letters and numerals and letters and edge of the plain surface shall be as follows:

Provided that when the registration mark is exhibited in one horizontal line, there shall be a hypen between the letters (including code number of Registering Authority) and the numerals. The length and thickness of the hypen shall be not less than three-fourth and one-fourth of a centimeter respectively.
 
  Class of Vehicle   Dimensions not less than Height thickness Space between
1. All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages Rear-letters 35 7 5
2. All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages Rear-numeral 40 7 5
3. Motor cycles with engine capacity less than 70cc Front letters & numerals 15 2.5 2.5
4. Other motor cycles Front letters & numerals 30 5 5
5. Three wheelers of engine capacity not exceeding 500 cc Rear and front numerals 35 7 5
6. Three wheelers of engine capacity exceeding 500 cc Rear and front numerals 40 7 5
7. All other motor vehicles Rear and front letters and numerals 65 10 10
 
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