Traffic Rules For Road safety : Road safety is a very important issue in India. Every year more than 1.5 lakh people die in road accidents. Many steps are being taken to reduce the death toll.
Traffic Rules For Road safety : Road safety is a very important issue in India. Every year more than 1.5 lakh people die in road accidents. Many steps are being taken to reduce the death toll. These also include strict rules related to traffic. There are strict laws for juvenile driving in India. Minors (under 18 years of age) are not allowed to drive cars or other motor vehicles. If they are caught driving, they may face heavy fines. Not only this, in such a situation his parents or guardians may also have to go to jail.
What are the rules?
Under the rules, if a minor is caught driving, the guardian/vehicle owner will be considered guilty. For this there is a provision of a fine of Rs 25,000 as well as 3 years in jail. Vehicle registration can also be canceled for 1 year. Not only this, the minor caught will not be able to get a driving license until he turns 25, whereas under normal circumstances he could get a driving license at the age of 18 years.
Why is this rule necessary?
Juvenile drivers are more likely to make mistakes. This increases the risk of accident. They are inexperienced and not able to understand the potential dangers on the road. Moreover, minors often become careless while driving and do not follow the rules. This also increases the risk of accidents. It is important to prevent minors from driving motor vehicles.