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Old 15th June 2005, 11:12   #16
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help the cops obviously
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There is a problem with original documents though. Some cops are really bad. They take the originals and wont give it back unless u pay up.

Best way.. keep copies of all the documents and show them. Do not produce the originals unless ur being asked to.

The rule however varies from state to state and also from cop to cop. The suggestion given by amitverma is the best.

Get a copy of all documents attested by the RTO / a gazetted officer and carry that. Thats what i do.
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Hi friends, I know that driving license and PUC should be carried in original at all times while driving/riding. However, what about insurance and RC papers? Are these necessary to be carried in original or it's ok to keep photocopies in the car and originals at home. Any other documents that need to be compulsorily carried?
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well,its a question that might sound very simple but of very much importance.
to be frank and open about this..
3 years back i lost the RC book of my M800(stolen).since then i had kept the copies of RC book,drivers license which are attested by a legalized gazetted officer.
the insurance papers,pollution control certificate and CESS form are kept as originals in the car.
this is same in case for the two 2 wheelers and two cars i have now!!
i do this specially when im around the town i live or for trips upto 60 kms but on longer trips i do take the original RC book and license too!!
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well,its a question that might sound very simple but of very much importance.
to be frank and open about this..
3 years back i lost the RC book of my M800(stolen).since then i had kept the copies of RC book,drivers license which are attested by a legalized gazetted officer.
the insurance papers,pollution control certificate and CESS form are kept as originals in the car.
this is same in case for the two 2 wheelers and two cars i have now!!
i do this specially when im around the town i live or for trips upto 60 kms but on longer trips i do take the original RC book and license too!!
Would the attested copies suffice?
I carry all the original RC (as the RC book in Mumbai is replaced by a RC card, the size of a Credit Card) apart from the Insurance and PUC.
I would like to keep attested copies but wanted to know whether those would suffice if one gets caught as I dont want to bribe the officers more for not having original copies.
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Old 19th January 2009, 23:14   #21
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Hey guys is carrying originals mandatory in all metros. Here in Chennai most carry only copies in all the vehicles including myself. Even my DL is a colour xerox which is laminated. Is there some rule which states only originals should be carried?
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well on this issue i would like to ask when does one get the PUC done for a new car. i mean after one completes 6 months or right from the time of the delivery?
i know its slighty off topic. sorry for that!
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well on this issue i would like to ask when does one get the PUC done for a new car. i mean after one completes 6 months or right from the time of the delivery?
i know its slighty off topic. sorry for that!
Fresh PUC test is required to be done after 6months for a new car as it is valid only for 6 months.
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Isnt it better to carry the duplicate Insurance papers while driving. Say in case the car gets stolen, can we claim using duplicate copies ?
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IMHO, carrying a duplicate is the best option! Even if you lost your wallet or the RC or the papers, you have the originals at your home!
Just tell the Pandu to come home and check the originals if he insists!!
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In Bangalore I have seen many people carrying duplicate copies of the document. I am from Orissa and remember seeing an ad in the National TV channel telling everyone to carry the originals.

I have stayed in Chennai for 6 years and never carried my originals and I did not have any problems.
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Fresh PUC test is required to be done after 6months for a new car as it is valid only for 6 months.
I believe its 1 year for the new car and after that its 6 months.
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I believe its 1 year for the new car and after that its 6 months.
It is one year for new vehicles 2 or 4 wheelers
RC book can be kept in Xerox with attestation from some Govt officer. Yes if you are going for a long trip better to carry the originals. For me one of my car is company leased so they have kept the RC book so I carry a photostat copy with company attested. License should be kept in original. When i was in teenage at that time RTO used to organize a camp where they give card(green color) valid for 6/12 months after showing original RC book and license and after that you need not carry license for that vehicle. Not sure this practice is still there.
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When i was in teenage at that time RTO used to organize a camp where they give card(green color) valid for 6/12 months after showing original RC book and license and after that you need not carry license for that vehicle. Not sure this practice is still there.
It is still there. However, these Green Cards (as a colleague found to his cost) quite often have only a local acceptability. They will almost certainly cut no ice if you go interstate.
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Apart from all documents (License, PUC, RC, TC book) I think one should carry the Hypotecation Bank papers also.

I was being asked by the police officer during regular night check ups, since there were lot many car theft cases in our area.
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