Amazing !!! Small Boy Driving A Bus Alone – VIDEO
Minor is a person who is under 18 years of age. Under age driving is a very serious issue in India. As far as legal provisions are concerned, there is a provision of fine under Motor Vehicle Act for driving a bike without license.
*The above video is captured from SriLanka.
But it is very dangerous for the other riders on the road who can be harmed due to this unlicensed, untrained bike driver. Many accidents take place almost on daily basis where such minors are involved in bike or care driving.
For this law is doing its work but parents of these minors should take extra care by not motivating them or giving them the bike or car keys for driving without valid licence.
Such violations mainly occur due to lack of awareness. Parents need to be more careful while allowing their children to drive a motorized vehicle. Driving without a Learner’s License is a punishable offense as per The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
It is understandable that teenagers want to feel the thrill associated with driving a bike or a car, but parents must step in and tell the teenagers to follow the law of the land. In the above BBC news story, if the parents were aware of the law they wouldn’t have allowed the teenagers to drive.
Maybe, the punishment sends out a message to other parents to take this issue seriously and not allow their children to ride a bike or drive a car till the time they reach the stipulated age to legally do so. Note that along with a valid Driving License, a driver also needs to possess the vehicle’s insurance papers, Registration Certificate, and Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate to meet the legal requirements of driving on Indian roads.