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10 Things You Might Be Doing That Could Land You In Trouble With The Law

2017-09-11 14:38:46
10 Things You Might Be Doing That Could Land You In Trouble With The Law

1.      SPITTING

Many state governments have started to formulate anti-spiting laws and first among them happens to be Maharashtra. This is for first-time offenders, and the punishment and fine are higher for repeat offenders. For a second-time offender, the fine will be Rs 3,000 plus three-day community service, and for repeat offenders, the fine will be Rs 5,000 plus five-day community service.

2.      SMOKING IN PUBLIC

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) makes it punishable and also allows state government to take necessary actions.

3.      INTERNET PIRACY

India happens to be the largest hubs for online piracy. Downloading movies, music and copyright content from the internet is absolutely against the Indian copyright law, as are uploading copyright content to the web. Even recording movies in theatres happen to be a violation of Copyright Act.

By the way, saving images off the web, uploading them, making memes out of them, using them in your projects, etc are illegal too. That image does not belong to you; its copyright belongs to someone else, so you can’t profit from it without their permission.

4.      LITTERING

Littering the streets is an offense in certain cities in India.

Throwing garbage, spitting or urinating in public places could get you caught and burden you with a heavy fine coupled with an intense lecture from your local sweeper or municipal official on why keeping streets clean is important.

5.      Car modifications that use FANCY HORNS

The Rule 119 (2) of the CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES 1989. The rule does not permit any vehicle to have a horn that is unnecessarily harsh. The horn of the vehicle should not more than 115dB.The exception has been given to police vehicles and ambulances are an exception.

6.      Car modifications that use COLOURED BULBS

 According to the Rule 102 of the CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES 1989, the indicator bulbs should have amber color only. Also, the permitted flash rate is between 60-120 flashes per minute.

7.      Car modifications that use EXHAUSTS

The exhaust should not be louder than 88dB under the Rule 120 of the CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES 1989. So if you have been eyeing those loud, race exhausts for your car, make sure it doesn't cross the 88dB limit. Modifying your car is not a problem, but make sure you keep the rules in mind.

8.      Car modifications that use DARK TINTED GLASSES

The use of these has been banned by the government under the Rule 100 (2) of the CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES 1989.

9.      DANCE ON THE SAME STAGE TOGETHER[MORE THAN 10 COUPLES]

As per Licensing and Controlling Places of Amusement (other than Cinemas), 1960, if 10 couples or more are seen dancing at the same time on the same stage, then the law has the power to either reduce the number of couples or totally shut down the event.

10.  FLY A KITE WITHOUT A PERMIT.

In Indian Aircraft Act, 1934, which specifically mentions you need a permit or a license to fly a plane, you also need a similar permit to fly a kite.

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