Cleaner drives lorry, hits KSRTC bus in Coorg

A major mishap was averted when a lorry cleaner, who did not know driving, drove the vehicle and hit a KSRTC bus at Chain Gate in Coorg district, Karnataka. Fortunately, nobody was injured in this minor accident. However, the cleaner Raju was thrashed by the KSRTC bus driver and conductor. The bus was plying from Hassan to Madikeri. There was outrage from the public against the lorry driver for handing over the vehicle to the cleaner.

This is what happens, when a lorry cleaner, who does not know driving, drives the vehicle

Driving without a license is illegal in every state, but most states differentiate between operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license and driving a vehicle without proof of a driver’s license (such as when a driver fails to physically carry his or her valid driver’s license). While you won’t be arrested for simply failing to grab your wallet before getting behind the wheel, it is a much more serious offense to drive with the knowledge that your license is suspended or otherwise invalid.

Penalties for driving without a valid license or failing to produce a license when stopped by a police offer range from “fix-it tickets” to vehicle impoundment or even jail time (for driving on a revoked license, for example).

A motorist may violate a driver’s license requirement in a number of ways; Perhaps it was an honest mistake (i.e. he left his driver’s license at home) or maybe there was an attempt to circumvent a known driving restriction (i.e. willingly drove despite knowing that his license was suspended for DUI.)