Necessity of driving Licence.

No person shall drive any Motor Vehicle and no owner of Motor Vehicle shall cause or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or any other place, unless the vehicle is Registered in accordance with Chapter IV of the MV Act,1988.

Age limit in connection with driving of motor vehicles.

No person under the age of eighteen years shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place.
Provided that a motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc can be driven in a public place by a person after attaining the age of sixteen years.
No person under the age of 20 yrs. Shall drive a transport vehicle in any public place.

Medical Certificate

An applicant for the grant of a non transport vehicle driving Licence under the age of 50 years do not require a medical certificate. However, those applicants who are over 50 yrs. of age must produce a medical certificate in Form – 1A.
All applicants for the grant of driving Licence to drive transport vehicle are required to produce a medical certificate

Procedure for obtaining driving Licence.

An application for a driving Licence shall be made in Form 4 along with following documents.

Driving Test

Every applicant shall have to pass driving test/ physical competence test to be conducted by licensing authority on a vehicle of the type he has applied for .

Validity of driving Licence

Licence to drive a transport vehicle be effective for a period of three years from the date of its issue.
An authorization of Licence to drive a transport vehicle carrying goods of dangerous or Hazardous nature be effective for one year and renewal thereof subject to the condition that the driver must undergoes one day refresher course of the prescribed syllabus.
A Licence to drive a non transport vehicle shall be effective for a period of 20 yrs. from the date of issue or renewal or the holder attains the age of 50 yrs., whichever is earlier, after that the Licence is renewable for 5 yrs.