The new rules have made getting a driving license more difficult for the residents of Kerala. In a bid to reduce the incidents of road accidents theState Motor vehicles Department has put in more stringent rules in place.
The iron rods which are used to mark the H shape on the ground where the H shape driving test takes place will be cut into half from the current five feet. This will make it more difficult for the drivers to pass the test. In addition, the driving instructors won't be allowed to mark the rods to help the students assess the turns.
The driving test candidates won't be allowed to turn their shoulder or look out from the window while reversing the vehicle and will only be allowed to look at the rearview mirror and the side mirrors.
In addition to this, motor vehicle instructors have been told to test the ability of the candidates by stopping the vehicle on a steep incline and then moving forward. In previous occasions, candidates were only required to drive on flat roads.
The candidates would also be tested on their ability to park the car in reverse
A duplicate driving licence will be issued in the following circumstances:
When the licence is lost or destroyed
When the licence is defaced or torn or completely written up
When the photograph affixed to the licence requires replacement
To obtain a Duplicate Driving Licence, fill the application in Form – LLD and submit along with Original licence written or defaced if available. Produce all the required documents like Photograph,address proof etc., with required fee.
For more details, check this link: https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php/Chhattisgarh_-_Obtain_a_Duplicate_Driver_License
You have 180 days to get pass the driving test and get a driver's license from the date of issue of a learner's license. After expiry of the learner's license you would have to apply for it again to appear for a driving test.
The said rule is an amendment to Central Motor Vehicles Rules 2007. The logic behind the said rule is that people who drive commercial vehicles have to interact frequently with commuters. The government, therefore, kept a minimum threshold for driving license at Class 8.
But this rule has set off a chain reaction of questions in my mind since I read about it.
1. I have my Degree certificate, Class X certificate and Class XII certificate. But I have never heard of a Class VIII certificate. How do I get one? Do schools even keep databases of class VIII students with them? If they don't how do I get a certificate. I would most probably have to bribe someone and be forced to produce fake certificates.
2. If I were very educated would I choose to be a driver for a living? But even without a good education, I am now able to take care of my family by driving people from one place to the other. This law would not allow me earn my living and keep my kids from going to school.
3. By the same logic, isn't it high time we have educational criteria for everything. In choosing our politicians, after all, they are interacting with thousands of people and even other world leaders. In choosing our priests, who interact with gods on a daily basis.
1. The following things are required before applying for a Learner's License.
> Passport size photos. > Documents showing proof of address: Voter ID card, Ration Card, Passport, electricity bill if it is under your name, bank passbook of a public sector bank, property ownership documents or even your life insurance policy can be used as an address proof. > Documents showing proof of age: birth certificate, school certificate, PAN card, Voter ID card or any authorized document that shows your age. > Medical Certificate: A self-declaration submitted from your side is sufficient for private vehicle license. However if you are over the age of 50 or if you are applying for a commercial vehicle driving license you need to have the certificate issued by an authorized medical practitioner.
Following the verification of these documents and success in your examination, you would receive a learner's license.
2. In order to apply for a driving license, you would require
> Learner's License: The current date should lie within the validity period prescribed in the license. Else you would need to apply for the license procedure again. > Passport size photographs > The vehicle you would be using for the test should be having all the necessary documents like registration certificate, insurance certificate, and emission control certificate.
It should be noted that if your learner's license is issued from a particular zonal office and you intend to obtain your drivers license from a different zonal office, then you would require all the documents necessary for the issuing of a learner's license as well.
For private vehicles, your license would be valid for 20 years from its date of registration or until 50 years of age whichever is earlier. The validity period of driving license for all drivers who are over the age 50 is 5 years.
All commercial vehicle license is valid only for a period of 3 years.
Age: Your should at least be 20 years old in order to be eligible.
Health: You need to submit a fitness certificate that has been authorised by a medical professional
Education: You need to have an educational qualification of the at least 8th standard if you want to get a commercial vehicle license.
Experience: To obtain the commercial license for any Light Motor vehicle you need to have at least a year of experience driving a private light motor vehicle. To obtain the same for any Heavy Motor Vehicle you need to have years worth of experience driving a commercial Light Motor vehicle.
Training Certificate: You need to provide a training certificate which has been issued by any registered driving school for the commercial vehicle.
In case you fail your driving test, you would be able to retake it only after a period of seven days have passed. But this is only for the first and second time. If you fail your driving test for the third time, you can retake the driving test only after 60 days.