To be able to drive a car in any state in India, it is mandatory by law to hold a four wheeler driving licence. Anybody found driving a car without a valid licence will be fined heavily or imprisoned too. Driving licences, in India, are issued by the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs). Each district of a state, in most cases, has an RTO where one can apply for a driving licence.
Applying for a driving licence is a two-step process. First, one must apply for a learner’s licence and then apply for the driving licence after completion of a period of at least 1 month. The validity of a learner’s licence is 6 months. A permanent driving licence, on the other hand, is valid for 20 years or until the licence holder reaches the age of 50 years.
The RTOs in the state of Gujarat offer learner’s licences based on the vehicle he/she wishes to ride or drive. Here are a few classes of vehicles for which the RTOs offer learner’s licences:
The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 has laid down certain guidelines with regard to the minimum age requirement of individuals.
Individuals residing in Gujarat can choose to apply for the learner’s licence online or offline. The procedures are given below.
Given below is a list of documents to be submitted at the time of application for four wheeler learner’s licence:
So, if you’re planning to apply for a learner’s licence in Gujarat, simply follow the steps explained above. Once you receive the licence, you can learn how to drive, practice well, and then apply for the permanent driving licence. You will be required to clear a practical driving test to get a permanent driving licence.
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