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1. Documents Required to Drive A Two Wheeler 2. Registration 3. Insurance 4. Emission Test Certificate
Documents Required To Drive A Two Wheeler In India
Documents Required To Drive a Two Wheeler In India

Driving condition on the roads of India have become worse than ever before. Traffic in cities has reached astronomical levels of congestion. Driving to anywhere has become stressful and annoyingly time-consuming with traffic moving at snail’s pace at almost every hour of the day. Considering such driving woes, a two-wheeler is nothing short of a blessing. Two-wheelers such as motorbikes and scooters are the easiest to maneuver through traffic and are also easier to park, requiring far lesser space as compared to a car. Both these factors combined make two wheelers the ideal form of commuting within the city. Be it for popping over to the store for groceries, going to work, to pick up kids from the school, visiting a friend within the city, a two wheeler can help save a lot of time.

Purchasing a two-wheeler is far easier a process now-a-days than it was some years ago. Earlier, people had to produce a variety of documents, to purchase a two-wheeler either via cash or even on a loan. However, with time, the process has been simplified a great deal to facilitate quick possession of the vehicle by the owner.

Documents Required to Drive A Two Wheeler

When it comes to taking your newly purchased two-wheeler on the road, there are a few things one must keep in mind. Before you venture out on the road with your two-wheeler, do ensure that you are wearing a proper driving helmet. Protection must be every rider’s first and foremost priority. The second thing which two-wheeler riders must always have on them are the requisite documents without which driving on the road is considered illegal. These documents include:

  • Certificate of Registration – Also known as the RC or Registration Certificate, this is an official document which serves as a valid proof that the vehicle has been registered.
  • Certificate of Insurance – For a vehicle, two wheeler insurance certificate is an official document which serves as a verification of insurance for the purchased vehicle and provides all the insurance related information on the vehicle. The certificate will include details such as the name of the insurance provider, policy number, type of coverage, limit of coverage, tenure of the policy coverage period. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, it is compulsory for all vehicles to be covered at least under a third party liability insurance policy.
  • Drivers Licence – A driving licence is an official document provided to an individual by the Regional Transport Authority/Office (RTA/RTO), authorizing the holder to operate various categories of motor vehicles. According to the Motor Vehicles Act, it is compulsory for a person driving a vehicle on a highway r any other public road, to hold a valid driving licence at all times.
  • Emission Test Certificate – Vehicle Emission testing is a compulsory test which is done to check whether the emission given out by a vehicle are within the limits defined by the government. Vehicle emission testing is now compulsory and being done to keep the level of pollution from rising. In order to check that your vehicle is releasing emissions which are well within the limit defined by the government, you will be required to carry out emission testing, a service which is provided by many motor repair centers. Once your vehicle has been tested, you will be given an Emission Test Certificate which certifies that your vehicle’s emissions are within the permissible limits. For emission testing, you will be required to provide the registration certificate of your vehicle.
  • Certificate of Fitness / Necessary Permits – If you have a vehicle which is being used for the sole purpose of transportation, then you must always have the permits necessary to operate the vehicle, be it within the state or nationally. You must also carry the fitness certificate of your vehicle which is an official document which certifies that the vehicle is fit to be driven in public places.

If, while driving, you are stopped by a uniformed police official who demands to check the documents for your vehicle, you are required to present the same as per the law. In case you do not have the complete documents of your vehicle with you at the time of checking, you may attract a heavy penalty or fine.

News About Documents Required To Drive A Two Wheeler In India

  • Jawa and Jawa Forty Two Mumbai debut

    The replenished legendary motorcycle brand, Jawa has recently displayed their motorcycles - Jawa and Jawa Forty Two at the ongoing Autocar show 2018 in Mumbai. The two motorcycles were recently launched in India last month. The 2019 Jawa Perak was also showcased last month along with the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two. Jawa dealerships are setting up their operations.

    The 3 motorcycles that are putting Jawa back on the charts for the Indian motorcycle market are priced as follows: The Jawa is priced at Rs.1.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Jawa Forty Two is priced at Rs.1.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the Jawa Perak’s price is yet to be announced. The Jawa and the Forty do share the technical specifications, however, they are different in terms of the trim and colours which are offered for them. The bobber-styled Jawa Perak is expected to hit the Indian market by the second half of 2019. The anticipated price tag for the Perak is expected to read Rs.1.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will come with a 334 cc engine. The engine has a bigger capacity and is a more refined version of the 293 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which is seen on the Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two at this moment.

    21 January 2019

Documents Required To Drive A Two-Wheeler In India Reviews

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  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Need a reminder call"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I took my two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard. I have been with them for around 7 years and the services are good. I have no claim experience. The premium is reasonable. The benefits are less compared to others. There was no reminder call from the customer support during the policy renewal, it would be great if they do it.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good exper"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My two wheeler insurance is with Iffco Tokio. The premium is good and I have no claim. I spoke to the customer service and it was a good experience. I have chosen first party insurance. I have received the insurance paper. I have paid Rs.1300 approx through card to purchase one year policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good "
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I took my two wheeler insurance from ICICI Lombard and its been 2 years. I have purchased a new bike so the insurance was offered by the showroom. Every year premium varies by the Government and its reasonable.I got the insurance paper. Am not sure about the benefits. It is a first party insurance.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken two wheeler insurance policy with ICICI Lombard for 3 years. A premium of Rs 2000-3000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance and the policy benefits are good in this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , jaipur
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken two wheeler insurance from Reliance for 5 years and i am having this insurance from last 3 months. A premium of Rs 4200 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , surat
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insured with ICICI Lombard from last 1 year, there was no claim experience so far with this insurance policy and i pay a premium of Rs 850 for this insurance. I am happy with the plan benefits and plan coverage of this policy
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , pune
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have two wheeler insurance with Reliance general from last 1 year. A premium of Rs 1800 has to be paid for this insurance policy every year. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage of this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , pune
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Better Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    My two wheeler insurance policy was taken from ICICI Lombard. The dealer has provided this policy hence i'm not aware of the premium amount. They have given me a IDV value of Rs. 70000 which covered for 100%. I had no claim experience with this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 2
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My two wheeler policy was bought from 2014. There is no reason for choosing this policy. I am paying the premium amount of Rs. 2100. They have offered me a coverage amount of Rs. 31000. I will make the payment through cheque and i renew the policy by own.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Claim Experience"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have invested my splendor bike with Bajaj Allianz, it was stolen in 2014. Then I applied for claim, within 2.5 months they have settled the money through account transfer, the customer support is very prompt they understood and cleared the issue.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Smart Protection"
    0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
    I don't have any claim with ICICI Lombard, they are doing good job in terms of insured declared value. The representative issued the policy on time . I have scooter jupitar its around two years old. For that bike I took first party insurance is good.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have a two wheeler insurance with National insurance from last 1 year. A premium of Rs 2000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage of this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , indore
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have my two wheeler insured with Bajaj Allianz from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 2600 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the policy benefits and plan coverage of this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hojai
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 1200-1500 has to be paid for this insurance policy. There was no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the plan benefits and policy coverage for this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , rewari
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Yet to experience the policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I am holding my two wheeler insurance from Reliance. I have not claimed anything from this policy. I pay the premium amount which is bit high compared to last year. I have chosen the reliance because the insurance is located nearby my place. They have given me a nominal IDV value. The service is prompt when i went for the renewal.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Insurance Company"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have Hero glamer bike, I think I paid the premium around Rs. 3000 to 4000 to National insurance. My vehicle is around one year, its a first insurance I took through showroom. On time I got the paper from the insurer, they got tie up 3 to 4 service centers in Bhubaneswar.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bhubaneshwar
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Trusted Insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    ICICI lombard its a nice insurance company, I am holding bike policy with them around one year. I have invested pulsar bike by taking comprehensive plan. The customer care is good on time they have generated the policy. I have 80% of cover based on the vehicle age.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken two wheeler insurance from Hdfc General insurance . I made the payment for 1 years through online banking . Customer service and responce is average as thye have explained the benefits of the policy .This policy covers with road side assistance and bumper to bumper coverage and the premium amount which am making for this is pretty economy .
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • Royal Sundaram Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Low Premium with Higher IDV value"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My two wheeler insurance purchased from Royal Sundaram. They are giving the higher IDV value hence i have chosen this company. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 1000. They have given me a IDV value of Rs. 24000. I have renewed the policy through online.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
    "Good Protection with HDFC Ergo"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My Activa Honda got insured with HDFC Ergo, I have been with them around two years, total term of my two wheeler policy is around three years. The premium amount is lesser based on the vehicle age. I took first party insurance its good and satisfactory.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
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