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Thursday, February 17, 2011


Driving licence

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • Krishna Mohan Roy
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  • Importance:

    Sec3 of Motor Vehicles Act: No person shall drive motor vehicle in public place unless he/she is having a valid driving licence.

    Sec5 of Motor Vehicles Act: The owner or incharge of the motor vehicle shall not permit any person, who doesn't have a valid driving licence, to drive his/her vehcile.

    Age-Limit(Sec4 of Motor Vehicles Act)
    1. Motor Cycle Without Gear                                       16yrs.
    2. Motor Cycle With Gear                                            18yrs.
    3. Light Motor Vehicle (Non-Transport)                       18yrs.
    4. Transport Vehicles                                                    20yrs.
    Physical Fitness [ Sec8(3) of Motor Vehicles Act & Rule 5 of CMV Rules]
    • The applicant for driving licence should be able to look with his/her each eye, with or without glasses at a distance of 25m in day light.
    • Should readily distinguish the pigmentary colors, red & green.
    • Should not suffer from epilepsy.
    • Should not have any defect to his/her foot or hand.
    • Should not suffer from night blindness.
    • Should not deaf as to be able to hear ordinary sound signals.
    • Should not suffer from any disease which likely to distract his/her driving and cause danger to public.
    Documents Recquired:[Rule 4 of CMV Rules]
    Following are the acceptable documents for proof of age and residence:
    Age Proof:
    • Birth Certificate.
    • School Certificate.
    • Medical Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon.
    Address Proof:
    • Electoral Roll/Voter Identity.
    • Electricity/Water Bill.
    • Ration Card.
    • Multipurpose house hold card.
    • Bank Passbook.
    • Cooking gas connection order.
    • Municipal Tax notice/reciept.
    • Any Telephone bill.
    • Life Insurance Polocy.
    • Passport.
    • Driving Licence/Regn.Certificate.
    • Pay slip issued by Govt/Public/Private Sectors.
    If unable to produce any of these above documents, the licence authority may accept an affidavit sworn by applicant before Magistrate or Notary.

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