Should India Have Strict Driving License Laws?


Should India Have Strict Driving License Laws?

  • Yes

    Votes: 23 95.8%
  • No

    Votes: 1 4.2%

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Friends,

The driving pattern in India is really unique. It has a combo of sane and insane drivers. The sane drivers often end up in mess due to illogical driving skills/ techniques of ill-informed drivers who attain a driving license by hook or by crook. Most of them never give a driving test and still get a license to drive which is not at all good.

Should the concerned Govt. Agencies make the present laws of attaining a driving license much more strict?

Will it help in making our country safe for driving? And, shall mark a sizable decline in problems like:

Underage driving.

Fake Driving Licenses.

Less number of bad drivers.

Less traffic congestion on our roads.

Automotive Pollution would be in control.

Looking forward for a good discussion on the same my buddies. I am sure our insightful thoughts on this will help a lot of people.

Regards

Akash
 
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Why not?

Recently been to South Africa, which has left hand drive system like India. I had already got International driving License, but when gone to rental center in Capetown, he describedlong local RTO rules & warned us to strictly follow it, or else be ready to face consequences which may be money or jail, & me & my friends preferred not to self drive (as already coach was ready). Surprisingly, we all have such rules here but we never follow them, never required to follow that, never forced to follow that.
 
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yes. these days every tom dick and harry gets a license gets a vehicle and goes on to the road and will either kill them self or other road users. driving heavier vehicles and public transport vehicles must be allowed after new drivers have had some hours of safe driving on roads. these day young boys directly start driving buses and dump trucks on public roads causing casualties to other vehicles.
 
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Certainly. Maybe I'm bragging about my own experiences, but here goes.
My mother got her license without a real test. Only a test for road signs was conducted. As for my bro, he had to give an almost-proper driving test. Problem is, the car was a driving school car (which has pedals for the co-driver [:D]). Even though the instructor applied brakes only once, the lady who would judge, was not even looking at the car. My father too got his licence from his friend who arranged some jugaad for him. No proper test was taken.[frustration]
 
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Some kind of strict laws shall be implemented in our country which perhaps has the most dangerous roads in the world.
I want to narrate the incident which happened with me while i went for the learning license test. I was given a copy of question paper with some objective questions i thought if i went wrong or did any mistake i might not be eligible for learning licence in first attempt but to my surprise when i asked them procedure of solving the paper. they said are you trying to act smart sit down you will have your chance and then they gave me a cheat and said come on copy it fast others are also waiting [frustration].

Not only driving test i think a mental test of all the applicants shall be taken who ever apply for driving license to check weather they are mentally fit and reasonable to ride a two or four wheeler safely on road by following traffic rules or weather they are having ill mentality that along with car they have also bought the road .
 
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Yes, i agree that there should be strict law to get driving license. But purpose wont get solved just by making strict law, one needs to follow it stringently.

I have seen RTO's have dedicated days and timings for taking road tests for driving schools. No wonder every student has to drive their driving school car in front of officer. But that officer is just interested in knowing your name and noting it on three different sheets (god knows why) and has no time to see your driving skills. [anger]

I can bet that they will not even know if you take that car outside RTO premises. [:)]
 
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What I have come across in all these years of my driving, the most dangerous and main culprits are the BPO cab drivers. I actually fail to understand as to who on earth made them sit behind that steering wheel[frustration].

What is more hurting is the fact that the companies who hire these cabs don't even bother to check properly or even cross-verify the details of the cab drivers which is endangering the lives of innocent people.

I am dead sure on this, 0.1% is the probability of a cab driver to have gone through a driving test prior to getting a driving license here.

Regards

Akash
 
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Without a second thought, "YES"

to share my views, quoting from other thread
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/road-safety-driving-sense/16690-road-traffic-rule-driving-age-upper-limit.html#post375963
the evaluation test what ever we have right now is just an eyewash and of zero value. Who on earth have got the real life situation of driving a two wheeler in figure of eight?
The best evaluation will be on a real life traffic situation evaluating how an individual follows the traffic rules. Also for four wheeler DL parallel parking in a cramped area should be made mandatory.

I have seen a lot of people with valid DL struggling to park their cars in office / mall parking lot.
 
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I have given driving test in International Country (Thailand) and here in India recently. I just have to say that the one here was a blatant joke. The test in Bangkok has 2 steps. 1st is a computerized test which they have here also which consists of 35 questions and one needs 30 questions to pass unlike just a meagre 6 correct here. Second part is a proper driving test which includes managing tight turns, braking test which tests a person's capabilities to judge distance and size of car, and a proper parallel park test.

Here the computerized one was only 10 questions out of which only 6 needed to pass. And the driving test was simply put, a 100 meter drive on a straight road and back. The instructor didn't even sit with me in the car. [surprise]

I was shocked at the level here but then understood the horrible driving situation present in the country.
 
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No not at all. Laws are already strict, implementation sucks.
Figure of '8' and few feet of straight line driving isn't strict according to me.
Proper driving is a skill, and these 2 tests doesn't need a skill, training is more than sufficient (difference is almost same as "well educated" and "well trained")

PS: I never knew if some 'strict' law already exist and never implemented.
 
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Here is link for strict driving licence law posts #15 to #19.
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...ll-about-indian-motor-vehicle-rules-laws.html
Simple example of poor implementation is that law prescribes medical fitness criteria for licence. But authorities don't bother to take opinion of an ophthalmologist or psychiatry specialist. They not even know what is themeaning of rregistered medical practitioner.

Well, there is difference between laws & rules.
 
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