- You can now obtain a driver’s licence without having to take an RTO test.
- You must complete instruction at one of the approved driving schools.
- The new laws have taken effect from July 1, 2021, according to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Obtaining a driving test in order to acquire a driver’s licence can be difficult for certain people. If you’ve been waiting to renew your driver’s licence, there’s some good news. According to new rules issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, you no longer need to take a driving test at any Regional Transport Office (RTO) to obtain a driver’s licence. The new regulation will help you avoid huge lines and long wait times at your local RTO while applying for a driver’s licence.
You can now apply for a driver’s licence at any recognised driving school. To qualify for the licence, learners must complete training at any approved driver training centre. If you pass the driving test at one of these locations, you are exempt from completing the driving test at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) when applying for a driver’s licence. In order to give high-quality teaching to learners, the training centres will be equipped with simulators and a specialised driving test track.
The new rules have taken effect from July 1, 2021. Once the new laws are in place, private driving training schools that have been accredited by either the state transportation authority or the central government will be able to operate. From application through printing, the entire process of obtaining a licence is now done online. Medical certificates, learner’s licences, surrender of driver’s licences, and renewal of driving licences will all require electronic certifications and documentation. Because of the continuous paucity of funds, the validity of motor vehicle documents such as driver’s licence registration, registration certificate (RC), and even permits were extended until 30 June 2022.
What are the new rules for obtaining a driver’s licence without test?
1. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has indicated that centres would be accredited if they meet the space, driving track, biometric system, and IT requirements, as well as carry out the training according to the prescribed syllabus.
2. According to the new law, a driving teacher must have a minimum certification of completing class 12 and at least 5 years of driving experience.
3. He must adhere to the teaching curriculum and the 29-hour course duration, which comprises 21 hours of practical instruction and 8 hours of theory instruction.
4. The accreditation for driver training centres will be provided for five years and will need to be renewed after that.
5. To be accredited, training centres with two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and light motor vehicles must have at least one acre of land.
6. Training centres for heavy vehicles should have at least two acres of land.
How long does LMV (Light Motor Vehicle) training take?
The driving course is 29 hours long and is divided into two parts: practical and theory. The learners will spend 21 hours learning the basics of driving in the practical part, while the theory portion will take up 8 hours. The course must be completed in a maximum of four weeks from the start date.
How much is the duration of HMV (Heavy Motor Vehicle) training course?
Heavy and medium motor vehicle driving courses last for thirty-eight hours. The entire course syllabus must be finished in six weeks, and it will be divided into two parts: theory and practical. Drivers will also learn some basic elements of ethical and courteous behaviour with other road users as part of the course.
How can I apply for a driver’s licence online?
1. Instead of taking a physical exam at an RTO, you can now take an online exam.
2. The online test will be electronically recorded for audit purposes.
3. The new rules were enacted in response to a shortage of good drivers in India’s roadways sector, which results in a high number of accidents due to a lack of awareness of road rules.
4. To close loopholes in the process of awarding driver’s licences, an online examination of candidates is being established.
5. It is believed that the online exam will be more efficient than real driving tests.
6. The procedure is projected to become more transparent and efficient as a result of its digitization.
7. When a certificate is issued by a driving instruction centre, it is instantly forwarded to the appropriate motor vehicle licence officer.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, the new policy is being applied. These new regulations will aid in the prevention of COVID-19’s spread across the country. The validity of documents like as driver’s licences, RCs, and other identification cards that had expired on June 30, 2021, has been automatically extended until June 30, 2022.