MVA – Driving licence fake  - reasonable care

(2018)1 SCeJ 539


6th March, 2018


PLR Supreme Court  e@journal





Motor Vehicles Act 1988 - Whether the owner has taken reasonable care to find out as to whether the driving licence produced by the driver does not fulfil the requirements of law or not in terms of  Swaran Singh, (2004-1)136 P.L.R. 510(S.C.))  - Owner did not depose in evidence and stayed away from the witness box - He produced a licence which was found to be fake - Another licence which he sought to produce had already expired before the accident and was not renewed within the prescribed period - It was renewed well after two years had expired - The appellant as owner had evidently failed to take reasonable care (proposition (vii) of Swaran Singh) since he could not have been unmindful of facts which were within his knowledge.