Dangerous Driving/Abetment

In India, dangerous driving and abetment to dangerous driving are considered serious offenses and are punishable under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Section 279 of the IPC defines dangerous driving as driving a vehicle on a public road in a manner that is dangerous to the public. This offense is punishable with imprisonment of up to 6 months or a fine of up to Rs. 1,000, or both.

Abetment to dangerous driving is defined under Section 107 of the IPC, which states that anyone who instigates, encourages, or aids another person in committing an offense is guilty of abetment. Therefore, if someone encourages another person to drive dangerously or aids them in doing so, they could be charged with abetment to dangerous driving.