Registering vehicles in different states can pose quite a few problems and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has stipulated a few rules and regulations to aid the citizens while relocating their vehicles or registering vehicles in a different state.
One can deal with the interstate registration problems with ample knowledge of certain rules. But before that one needs to know the kind of problems they will face while registering their vehicles in another state. And below are some of the problems that citizens often face while driving/riding in different state or states:
- The first problem a driver might face while driving in a new state is from the traffic police, who will grill you with all sorts of questions and one might wonder if it is out of suspicion or their intent to make quick bucks by instilling some fear. And sadly, many riders just cough up the hefty demands made by the cops.
- The local police of a particular state may demand for a local number plate, which is another problem with interstate registration.
- The other major problem with the local police is, you cannot talk rules, regulations or about law to them, as many from their fraternity are of the opinion that no one can teach about law to them and as a result your vehicle might get confiscated by them.
- God forbid but in case you meet with an accident in a different state while driving, the local police will be least supportive of your plight and you might end up telling stories.
- Road tax is another problem and not all states levy road tax but if you are in any state where paying road tax is mandatory then you will have to oblige with a payment.
- Resale of vehicle in a different state is again a problem, as there could be further complications with regards to the process of transference.
These are a few problems one might face with interstate registration vehicles. But you can combat them with ease and efficiency if you follow some tips:
1. The first thing you need is to have authentic documents of the vehicle to avoid any kind of legal hassles in that particular state such as, license, insurance documents, photo ID, address proof, form 20, which is given by the bank in case if you have bought the vehicle on loan.
2. If you intend to pay road tax then you need to have an NOC (no objection certificate), RC book, copy of vehicle insurance, form 20 and 22, address and ID proof and also a copy of the vehicle’s pollution test.
3. In case you want to pay road tax you can either do it yourself or approach a broker and also take the help of friend who knows the local language, as the RTO documents will be printed in local language.
As regards the broker Automobile Association of South India has made good reviews for itself and can be given a try. All one has to do is become a member of the association and have the papers transferred using their services. Stay warned that the service takes time though.
Other than few of these tips one has to be confident and fearless especially if all the vehicle documents you possess are valid and authentic. With some smart talk and presence of mind you can certainly deal with local cops and come out of the awkward situation clean without any complication. And also get it clear in the mind that most cops try to scare you and are on the prowl to fill their pockets and not necessarily that you at fault or doing something illegal.
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