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Driving Licence Rules Have Changed from June 1: Here’s What You Need to Know


In every country, including India, a valid driving license is required to operate a vehicle. Under the Motor Vehicles Act, specific rules govern drivers on the roads, making a driving license mandatory. However, as of June 1, the rules related to obtaining a driving license in India have changed. Here’s a summary of the updates:

Changes Effective June 1

From June 1, significant changes have been made to the process of obtaining a driving license in India, particularly regarding the driving test requirements.

Updated Procedure for Obtaining a Driving License

Previously, applicants had to pass a computerized test at the Regional Transport Office (RTO), followed by a practical driving test at the same location. The recent amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act have introduced a key change: applicants are no longer required to take the driving test at the RTO.

Under the new rules, individuals can now take their driving test at a private driving institute, provided the institute is officially recognized by the RTO.

Private Institute Process

Opting for a private driving institute does not entirely eliminate the need to visit the RTO. Instead, it offers an alternative venue for the driving test. After successfully completing the test, the institute issues a certificate confirming the applicant's readiness for driving.

Standardized Testing

Whether the test is taken at an RTO or a private institute, the testing parameters remain consistent. These typically include maneuvers such as driving in a figure-eight pattern for a car or bike.

By understanding these new rules, applicants can better navigate the updated process for obtaining a driving license in India.