It is crucial for every individual in Kerala to hold a driving licence to use a four-wheeler as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Failure to obtain or even carry a licence while driving is a punishable offence. If a person is caught by the traffic police and he/she does not have a driving licence, he/she will be fined or imprisoned.
The driving licence is issued by Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and Kerala has 17 regional and 42 sub-regional offices. Interested individuals can apply for the licence in any of these offices. However, it is important to note that before obtaining a driving licence, one has to go through the process of applying for a learner’s licence. The details regarding the learner’s licence application process are given below.
Residents of Kerala can apply for any of the below-mentioned class of vehicles:
The government of Kerala has made it mandatory for the following eligibility criteria to be met in order to apply for a licence:
Applying for a four wheeler learner’s licence in Kerala is simple. One can apply in person at the nearest RTO or online through the official website of the Kerala Motor Vehicles Department. The steps for both, the online as well as offline processes, are given below:
The list of documents to be submitted to get a learner’s licence are:
The learner’s licence is valid for a period of 6 months. A person can use this period to hone his/her driving skills so that he/she can clear the practical driving test with flying colours. The individual can apply for a permanent driving licence after completion of a period of 1 month. After clearing the driving test, the person will receive the driving licence that is valid for either 20 years or until he/she reaches the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier.
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