Soon-to-be: Get your driving licence, only after watching 'safe driving' tutorials
New Driving Licence applicants will be required to watch online video tutorials on safe driving practice before taking the driving test from November.
New Driving Licence applicants will have to watch compulsory in-depth video tutorials on safe driving practices to get their driving license one month before their driving test from November 2021, onwards.
Apart from the safe driving practices in the tutorials, the video will also carry the interviews of family members who have lost their loved ones in road accidents due to casual driving, reported The Times of India.
There is also a condition for existing driving licence holders. if you are caught violating certain types of traffic rules, then you will have to undertake a mandatory driver safety certification course and the offenders will have to complete this course within three months from the time they are caught for the traffic offence.
According to the TOI report, a detailed protocol on safety certification course for existing drivers and video tutorials for driving licence will be given in the next few weeks in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules under the revised MV Act.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is also bringing a new rule for the two-wheeler riders According to the new rules, those two-wheeler riders who don’t wear a helmet while crossing toll plazas, their information will be shared with the local police for issuing challans.
The number of road accidents involving two-wheelers is growing in India. In 2019, more than a third, almost 37 per cent, of those killed in road accidents were two-wheeler riders, a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ report. A World Health Organization report has said that just correct use of helmets could reduce the risk of fatal injuries by 42 per cent.