Q. Is it compulsory to have a medical certificate for obtaining a learner's licence ?
Ans. Yes, a medical certificate would be required to be produced, in case of commercial vehicle licenses.
Q. Will I be asked to drive a vehicle for learner's licence?
Ans. No, you shall not have to undergo a driving test at this stage.
Q. How does the Learner's licence authorized me to drive ?
Ans: It allows you to learn driving with a regular and experienced driver of your choice. If you want to drive a motor
car or a two-wheeler, this should be along with a friend, relative or an instructor of a driving school who holds a valid driving licence. If you wish to become a professional driver and drive commercial, passenger or goods vehicles, you will have to get yourself trained at a driving school duly recognized by the Transport Department.
Q. How long is a Learner's licence valid?
Ans. The Learner's licence is valid up to six months. The permanent licence should be applied for, after 30 days and before 6 Months from the date of issue of the learner's licence.
Q. Is a Learner's Licence valid outside Delhi?
Ans. Yes, it is valid throughout India.
Q. Is the Learner's Licence renewable?
Ans. Yes, as long as you get it renewed after the date of its expiry.
Q. Where should I learn the driving from?
Ans. The driving training should be imparted by a person who possesses a permanent driving licence. If you are interested in getting yourself trained from a Motor Driving School, a list of Motor Driving Schools approved by the government could be referred to.
Q. Is it compulsory to obtain driving training from a Motor Driving School?
Ans. No, in case of private or non-commercial vehicles, it is not compulsory.
- However, in case of commercial vehicles, it is compulsory because the Motor Driving School has to issue Form No.5 for commercial driving licence.
Q. What are the precautions to be taken by a learner licensee?
Ans. The following points need to be kept in mind by a Learner's Licence holder :
- The learner's licence holder should get training under the supervision of a Permanent driving licence holder.
- The learner licence holder has to display symbol –L in a Red colour that should be visible from a distance.
- In case of commercial vehicle, the learner licensee has to undergo training either from Government Motor Driving School or Motor Driving Schools authorized by the State Government.
- In addition to practical training, the learner's licence holder should also learn about the vehicles' mechanism, road symbols or signs etc.
- If you are learning how to drive a two-wheeler, you cannot carry any other person on the pillion except your instructor.
Q. Are there any specific rules to be observed while learning or training?
Ans: Yes, there are two rules. The first is that you must paste or paint a ‘L’ sign at the back and front of your vehicle in red, on a white background and the second is that you must at all times be accompanied by a person holding a regular licence. Secondly, If you are learning how to drive a two-wheeler, you cannot carry any other person on the pillion except your instructor.
Q. Who are eligible for permanent licence?
a. You should have a valid learner licence.
b. You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learner licence.
c. You should be conversant about the vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules & regulations.
Q. Where to approach for permanent licence?
Ans. Approach your local Zonal Office of the Licensing Authority zonal offices
Q. What is the criteria/procedure of issuing for permanent licence?
Ans. After scrutiny of your documents you will be put through the driving test. For driving test you have to bring your vehicle with you and deposit of prescribed fee.
Q. How should I prepare for the driving test?
Ans. Apart from the obvious driving skills, you will be tested on your ability to maneuver your vehicle in a crowded area. The theoretical part of the test pertains to your ability to recognize road signs, simple queries about the assemblies and about signals, sensors, and indicators of vehicle system.
Q. When will I be issued the driving licence ?
Ans. After successful driving test, your finger impression and photographs will be taken.Thereafter you will be issued the driving licence on the same day. The application form along with other documents are retained at the zonal office.
Q. Can my instructor accompany me for the test?
Ans. No, an instructor can not accompany you for your test. An Inspector of the Transport Department will test you for your driving abilities and you have to bring your own vehicle for driving test of the same categories.
Q. What happens if I fail the driving test?
Ans. You may apply for a re-test after 7 days. However this period of 7 days should be utilized to upgrade your skills and to rectify your mistakes.
The applicant must check his particulars on the driving licence at the time of data entry or approval; otherwise he may have to pay extra charges for reprinting. The Transport Department does not hold any responsibility for any kind of discrepancies if reported after issuance of driving licence.
Q. How long is the driving licence valid?
Ans. Your licence is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or till you turn 50 years of age, whichever happens earlier. However, if your licence is for a commercial (passenger or goods) vehicle it must be renewed after every three years.
Q. Do I require a medical certificate at the time of renewal?
Ans. You require medical certificate if you have commercial license.
Documents required for renewal of Driving Licence
For Private Licence:
- Application in Form No.9.
- Rs.250 for fees and penalties as applicable.
- 2 copies of your recent passport size photograph.
- Original Driving license held.
- Attested copies of Valid Proof of age and residence.
- Form No.1 self declaration of physical fitness.
For Commercial License:
1. The above documents as required in Private License
2. Medical Certificate in form No.1A (In case of Commercial category).
3. Driver refreshing Training certificate in case of HMV.
4. In case of Private licence the record is not verified if the particulars seem to be clear on the licence. However for commercial licence the particulars are verified from the issuing authority. The renewal of licence in case of private licence is done on the same day but for commercial licence the renewal is made after verification of the particulars.
Q. Why does my record need to be verified in case of Commercial licence renewal?
Ans: The record of the licence which is to be renewed has to be thoroughly verified in order to ensure the authenticity. The record is also checked to see if the Driving licence was earlier issued from any other zonal office.
In case the record is not traceable but the M.L.O. feels that the licence is genuine, he may refer for a re-test.
Q. What is a 'Driver Refresher Training Course' ?
Ans. The 'Driver Refresher Training Course' has to be undertaken in case of the renewal of HMV Driving licence. The Driver Training refresher course certificate has been made mandatory, from October,1998. The training certificate can be obtained from any of the following
Institute of Driving And Traffic Research
Flyover, Loni Road, Shahdara, Delhi-110094
Automobile Association of Upper India
C-8, Institutional Area South of IIT, New Delhi-110016
Institute of Driving And Traffic Research
Sarai Kale Khan, Ring Road, New Delhi - 110013
Driver Training Institute
Institute of Road Traffic Education
B- 128- 130 D.D.A Shed Okhla Industrial Area Ph – I, Delhi
Simons Motor Driving A-3A Avantika Enclave,Sector -2 Rohini,Delhi.
Training & Research Society
The Training duration is of two day and Rs.400 is charged for the training.
Q. What happens if I forget to renew my licence?
Ans.You can renew it within 5 years from the date of its expiry. Penalty for late renewal is charged after the first 30 days of expiry. But remember that driving with an expired licence is an offence.
If an accident occurs after the expiry of your Driving Licence, the Insurance Company will not provide the compensation and you will also be at fault in the Eyes of the Law.
Q. What is the penalty in case of a delay in getting the licence renewed ?
Ans. Rs.150/- irrespective of delay but before 5 yrs of its expiry.
Q. What is the procedure to get a duplicate licence?
Ans: You will require:
- Application in Form LLD.
- FIR/NCR of the lost licence
- Challan clearance report from Traffic Police (in case of Commercial licence renewal).
- A fee of Rs.200
- Form No.1 self declaration of physical fitness.
- Attested copy valid address proof.
For duplicate license you have to approach the issuing authority and the particulars will be verified from their records. The validity of duplicate licence will be the same of your previous licence. The original issuing authority will issue your duplicate license.
If your license is lost and expired by more than 6 months your case requires permission from Head Quarter of Transport Department.
Form for Driving Licene
Form 1. = Application-cum-Declaration as to physical fitness
Form 1A = Medical Certificate
Form 2. = Form of Applicant for the grant of Learner’s Licence
Form 3. = Learner’s Licence
Form 4. = Form of Applicant for Licence to Drive a Motor Vehicle
Form 4A = Form of application for international licence
Last Update Date :- 08-06-2018
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