What Amounts to Rash Driving or Riding on A Public Way
The effect of driving or riding must be either that the human life was in fact endangered or that hurt or injury was likely to be caused. The two main essential requirements are:
Driving of a vehicle or riding it on a public way,
Such driving or riding must be so rash or negligent as to endanger the human life, or likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person.
There can be no civil action for negligence if the negligent act or omission has not been attended by an injury to any person; but bare negligence involving the risk of injury is punishable criminally, though nobody is actually hurt by it.
PUNISHMENT Whoever by rash or negligent driving, endangers human life or causes hurt or injury to other person shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to six month, or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or both.
Personal Phone Legal conference
Discuss your legal concerns from anywhere in the world in person, on phone
This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice in India abroad regarding their individual legal, civil criminal issues or consult one of the experts online.