List of Mandatory Documents to Ride a Gear/Non-gear Bike/Scooty in India

When you step out on a bike ride (Gear/Nongear Bike/Scooty etc..), certain important documents must be carried at all times. Whether it is for legal purposes or to identify the vehicle you are riding, bike documents are not just important but mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to ride on public roads. 

List of Mandatory Documents to Ride a GearNon-gear BikeScooty in India
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Here is Below list of mandatory documents to ride a two-wheeler in India:

  • Bike Registration Certificate (RC)
  • Driving Licence of the Rider
  • Two-wheeler Insurance Policy
  • Pollution Under Control Certificate (PUCC)
  • Bike Fitness Certificate

Few rules you should know while riding a bike

  • Always wear a helmet and ensure the pillion rider too wears a helmet.
  • Do not ride without mandatory documents such as DL, RC, Insurance Policy, PUCC, and Medical or Fitness Certificate if required.
  • Always keep to the left on a two-way road.
  • Slow down at intersections, junctions, road corners, pedestrian crossings, etc.
  • Maintain lane discipline.
  • Use hand signals when required.
  • Use turn indicators to let others know you are taking a left or a right turn.
  • Ensure the registration number is clearly visible.
  • Do not use the horn unnecessarily.
  • Do not overtake an overtaking vehicle.
  • Use high-beam only on dimly lit roads or highways.
  • Always give way to pedestrians.
  • Do not carry more than one pillion rider.
  • Do not park near a road junction or on a flyover or a bridge or on the footpath.
  • Do not ride on footpaths.
  • Follow traffic and road signs diligently.


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