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New rules for driving licence

New rules for driving licence

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) issued new notifications for driving licence. With the new rules, you need not visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to take a driving test. Rather, you can take a test at an accredited driver training centre.

The MoRTH tweeted about this. It said that the country has a shortage of skilled drivers. It is one of the major issues which leads to road accidents in the country. Besides, many vehicle drivers do not have proper knowledge of road rules and regulations.

To overcome the issue, the Ministry issued new rules for a driving licence, which ease the process. The process will be tech-driven. It does not involve human interference.

Here are the full details about the new rules related to driving licence:

  • The accredited driver training centre will play a key role in the new process as driving tests are taken there. The centres will have to meet the specific criteria of the space, a dedicated driving test track, stimulators, IT etc. It should have a biometric system and provide training as per the syllabus to get accreditation.
  • These centres shall provide remedial and refresher courses as per the conditions prescribed in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
  • The training centres also provide industry-specific specialized training to the candidates.
  • The candidates will take a driving test after the completion of their training at accredited driving training centres. Currently, candidates take driving tests at the RTO. Those who pass the driving test at these centres need not take it at RT offices while applying for a driving licence. The centre issues a certificate and sends it to the concerned motor vehicle licence officer. Thus, the process will be eased.
  • The Ministry expects more people will get a driving licence due to the ease of the process. As a result, there will be a decrease in road accidents.

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