Q)What documents should a driver carry while driving?

Ans: The following documents should be carried while driving:

a) Driving License

b) Registration certificate

c) Taxation Certificate

d) P.U.C Certificate

e) Insurance Certificate.

f) Fitness Certificate and permit

Q)What is "2 Seconds" Rule?

Ans: This rule is used to measure a safe distance between two vehicles. According to this rule: "There should be a two second difference between two vehicles when they pass a stationary object on road side".

Q) What is a "Safe Speed" for driving?
Ans: A "Safe Speed" for driving is a relative term. Drivers should negotiate speed while driving on the rod depending upon the traffic and weather conditions.

Q) What skills are needed to drive safely?

Ans: Skills required to drive safely can be enlisted as follows:

1. Good vision.

2. Quick reactions.

3. Good co-ordination.

4. Marked ability to take decisions and judge the traffic conditions.

Q)What steps can be taken to ensure safety on roads while driving?

Ans: Following points should be kept in mind:

a) Keep the glasses and mirrors clean.

b) Keep speed under control.

c) Do not drive under influence of drugs and alcohol.

Q)What precautions need to be taken while vehicle crashes?

Ans: In case of vehicle crash always slow down and park your vehicle at the road side and then look for

Q)What are the duties of a driver in case of an accidents?

Ans: The driver duties include:

a) Arrange some medical help.

b) Inform police.

Q)Can I use mobile phone while driving?

Ans: No. According to the rule, mobile phones should be switched off while driving

Q)Can persons other than drivers use mobile phone while driving?

Ans: Yes, the occupants of the vehicle other than the driver himself can use mobile phones.

2. Driving License

Q)Where do need to approach for driving license?

Ans: To local transport zonal office.

Q) Are there any restriction related to obtaining a learner license?

Ans: The applicant should fulfill the following pre-requisites:

a) For non-geared small vehicles, he should be above the age of 16 yrs, but in that case, one should have a prior consent from the parents or guardians.

b) For geared light motor vehicles he should be above the age of 18 yrs.

c) For commercial driving of transport vehicles, he should have an 1 year experience.

d) Medical certificate is mandatory by law in all the above cases.

Q) Is Learner License valid through out India?

Ans: Yes

Q) How long is Learner License valid?

Ans: It is valid up to six months.

Q) Will I be asked to drive while obtaining a Learner License?

Ans: No.

Q) Is it compulsory to have a medical certificate for obtaining a Learner License?

Ans: Yes, it is compulsory especially for commercial vehicles.

Q) What is a "Driving Test"?

Ans: The inspector at the R.T.O office conducts the test as per the rules in MV Act and refers his recommendations to the concerned R.T.O officer to issue driving license.

Q) What all subjects are covered in the "Driving Preliminary Test"?

Ans: The questions asked in the preliminary test may belong to the following subjects:

a) Related to "Traffic Signs", "Traffic Signals" and "Rules and Regulations" as stated in MV Act.

b) Related to duties of drivers on road.

c) Related to precautions to be kept while traveling by road.

d) Related to documents required while travel.

Q) What happens if one fails the driving test?

Ans: One can apply for re-test after 7 days.

Q) What if one forgets to renew the license?

Ans: One can renew it within 5 yrs of expiry, but driving with an expired license is an offense.

Q) What documents are needed for Driving License?

Ans: The following documents are required for Driving License:

a) Residence Proof.

b) Proof of Age.

c) Form no. 1, 1A, 2 and 3

Q) What is the validity time period for Driving License?

Ans: A Driving License for a private vehicle is valid up to a period of 20 yrs or an age of 50 yrs whichever is experienced earlier. But, a commercial Driving License is valid up to three years.

3. F.A.Q. on Vehicle Registration and Permits

Q) How can we know where a vehicle has been registered?

Ans: This information can be fetched from the code: Ex: AP-BY-C 1747 DL - means - vehicle belongs to Andhra Pradesh.. BY - means - the region code, - means the vehicle type - Car 1747 - Vehicle registration number.

Q) Can I keep photocopies of Registration Certificates of vehicle while driving?

Ans: You should keep Original Registration Certificate with your vehicle and keep photocopies at your home. The court can prosecute for not having original documents with you.

Q) Can I interchange my Registration No. of my vehicle to other vehicle?

Ans: No, you can not. Any vehicle registered for its particular registration mark will remain its identifications and interchange of it is not allowed.

Q) What are provisions relating to" Transfer of vehicles"?

Ans: If the vehicle is kept in a state other than where it is registered for more than 1 yr, then a new registration mark needs to be applied for.

Q) Who is eligible for Permits?

Ans: Any registered owner of a transport vehicle can apply for the "Permit". However there are restrictions and permits are made available only after notification of Government.

Q) What is the action taken against violation of permit conditions especially by stage carriage buses?

Ans: Action is taken by STA against these offenders u/s 86 of MV Act fro suspension/cancellation of permits

Q)What are different types of permits available?

Ans: Six types of permits are functional in India:

1. Contract Carriage

2. Private Service Vehicle

3. Educational Institution Bus

4. Goods carriage

5. All India Permit for Tourist Vehicle

6. Stage Carriage

Q)What precautions need to be taken in "Special Conditions"?

Ans: Special Conditions and respective precautions are advised below: Precautions for Driving in Foggy Condition It is usually advised not to take for driving during foggy conditions. If necessary, special precautions should be kept in mind, including:

1. Slow down the vehicle speed

2. Use fog lights

3. Use indicators well before time

4. Prefer to drive within speed limits of 5 to 10 km per hour.

Precautions for Driving in Rain

Roads become slippery in rainy season, so, every step should be taken to avoid vehicle from slipping. Tips to be kept in mind include:

5. Increase the following distance

6. Apply brakes cautiously

7. Use indicators and head lights wisely

Precautions for Driving on Hills

The following points should be kept in mind while driving in a hilly region:

8. Drive slowly

9. Remove frost from the front and side mirrors

10. Apply brakes cautiously

Precautions for Night Driving The main problem encountered during night driving is glaring of eyes due to lights:

11. Don't overuse headlights

12. Avoid using any other light in your vehicle

13. Do not over speed

Precautions in Case of Fire 14. Turn off the engine and move out of vehicle.

15. Try to distinguish fire yourself and in meanwhile call the fire station.

Q)What is the "Effect of Alcohol" or any drug on driving skills?

Ans: The drugs alter the driving ability and prolong the reaction time threatening the safety.

Q) How does vision affects driving?

Ans: Inability to see on the roads while driving may pose threat to the driver safety.

Q) Can I complain if I suspect I have been overcharged?

Ans: Yes, you can complain to the local transport department.

Q) Can a foreigner drive vehicle in India on the basis of Driving License issued by foreign country?

Ans: No, but, if he carries an IDP from his country he can.

Q) What is the validity of IDP in India?

Ans: 1 yr.

Q) Why do Govt. makes "Helmet" use compulsory?

Ans: Helmets have been made compulsory because head injuries account for brain injuries in two wheelers.

Q) What is the rule for "Tinted Glasses"?

Ans: The glass of windscreen and rear window of every motor vehicle shall be maintained in such a way that visual transmission of light is not less than 70% and side windows shall be maintained in such a way that visual transmission of light is not less than 50% and shall confirm to Indian Standards.

Q) Is it necessary that the registered owner has to be available at the time of every transaction of vehicle?

Ans: No, only in case where signature differs or in other doubtful cases the registered owner has to appear before the concerned in Transport office. The other person can also represent for transactions in registration.

Q)What is to be done if stopped by traffic police on account of a Traffic Violation?

Ans: One can either pay the penalty fees against the receipt or surrender the documents against the challans receipt and attend court when it is expected.

Q) What is to be done if the vehicle documents are seized by a Traffic cop?

Ans: One can have his/her documents released after paying the penalty fees of the offence in court.

Q) Can traffic authorities detain vehicles anytime?

Ans: Authorities can detain vehicles under following conditions:

1. Driver is driving without license.

2. Vehicle is driven without registration.

3. Commercial vehicles driven without permit.

4. Vehicle driven without payment of tax.

5. Vehicle is carrying a suspicious number plate.

Q) Under what conditions a vehicle can be "Towed"?

Ans: Any vehicle found under the following conditions can be towed and then fined: 1. Vehicle parked under restricted zone. 2. Vehicle parked in a way to cause inconvenience to the road users.

Q. What is to be done in case the vehicle is "Towed" by a traffic crane?

Ans: One can contact the nearest Traffic Police Circle and pay the challans fees for improper parking along with the tow away charges that are vehicle specific.

Q. What is the law for Drunken Driving?

Ans: If anyone is found guilty of Drunken Driving, then he may have to pay a hefty amount for challan or may be imprisoned. The punishment depends upon the amount of alcohol consumed and frequency of occurrence of such an offense


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