Removing mud flaps from vehicles could attract fine of Rs 10,000: MVD


The Kerala Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) took to their official Facebook page to clarify the matter.

Motorcycles speeding away splattering pedestrians and other vehicles are a common sight during the rainy season. Two wheelers, mostly modified by removing the mudguards and mud flaps for better looks, are the culprits.

Although most people have faced this problem, most of them do not know how to handle it legally. This is not a simple offence. According to the Motor Vehicles Department, such vehicles may attract fines ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000. The Kerala Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) took to their official Facebook page to clarify the matter.

When a two wheeler is permitted to ply on the road, it is legally obliged to have spray suppression designs such as mud guards and mud flaps according to section 103 of the Automotive Industry Standards (AIS). Four wheelers must have mud flaps and rain flaps as well, the MVD said.

Removing these spray suppression designs and thereby causing trouble of other road users and pedestrians will attract a fine of Rs 2,000 for first offence and Rs 10,000 for repeated offence, the Facebook post added.

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