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MYSORE CITY POLICE - Traffic Rules & Norms
LEARNING TO DRIVE
Any person learning to drive a motor vehicle is required to obtain a learner’s licence. The law requires that he should display on the front and the rear of vehicle a square shaped white plate or card which should 17”(17 cms) x 7” (17 cms).On this plate must be written the letter ‘L’ in RED colour. The lettering should be 4” (10 cms) in height and 3.5” (8.5 cms) in width.
He must carry his learner’s licence at the time of driving.
A learner’s licence issued is valid for a period of six months and there is no grace period.
A learner’s licence is valid only in the State where it is issued.
The minimum age at which a learner’s licence can be issued is 18 years.
DRIVER WITH LEARNER’S LICENCE FOR CAR
A car driver (learner’s licence holder) must have by his side a person duly licensed to drive a vehicle. He should sit by his side in such a position as to be able to readily stop the vehicle.
FOR PERMANENT LICENCE HOLDERS
A permanent licence is valid for the type of vehicle for which it is issued.
After its expiry, there is a grace period of 30 days within which to get it renewed.
The minimum age for applying for a permanent licence is 18 years. For paid drivers, it is 20 years. A paid driver must carry his driving licence at the time of driving.
A permanent licence is valid throughout in India.
BEFORE DRIVING MAKE SURE THAT
Your vehicle is registered.
Registration number is displayed prominently in front and rear in the prescribed manner.
It is insured to cover liability in respect of any third party risk.
The vehicle is in roadworthy condition . A vehicle which is not roadworthy is a risk to your own life and of others.
You are not under the influence of drinks/drugs to such an extent that you are unable to control the vehicle properly.
You have a valid driving licence for the type of vehicle you are driving.
You are physically and mentally fit to drive.
UNDER THE LAW YOUR CAR MUST
Have brakes of sufficient strength
Have headlight, backlight for illuminating the number plate. Lighting time starts half an hour after sunset and continues until half an hour before sunrise.
Have tyres properly inflated and in good and sound condition.
Have the horn in working order.
Have its steering mechanism adequately maintained and in good trim.