The growing number of road accidents
warrants a serious introspection on the part of every road user on the ways
of making driving a relatively safe experience. It is upto each one of us to
make driving a safe affair.
Obtaining a valid driving license is the first step Towards responsible
On our part, we give the steps to obtain a Learner's License, and later in
the section, a permanent license.
The way to a Learner's License Forms to be filled :
A. Form No.1 :
[ You need a Doctor's attestation and a photograph]
B. Form No. 2 : Application for Learner's License.
C. Form No. 3 : Application in duplicate.
Required Documents :
1. Proof of Age - Xerox copy of Birth
Certificate or Passport or School or College certificate along with original
2. Proof of Residence - Xerox copy with original for verification of Ration
Card or Election I.D. Card or Passport or LIC policy or Electric Bill or
Telephone Bill or Property Tax Receipt or if Govt. employee, payslip issued
3. Four passport size photographs, with one to be affixed on Form 1. The
Required Fee for each category of vehicle is Rs. 15
The Test :
The book on Rules of the Road Regulations is given to the applicant at the
time he receives the form. At the time of submission of the form, he will be
questioned on traffic rules, signs and signals. If his answers are
satisfactory, he will be given the Temporary Driving License, otherwise not.
Obtaining the Learner's License :
If the candidate passes the oral test on the Rules of The Road Regulations,
he is required to collect his Learner's License from the office of the
Regional Transport Officer(RTO).
The Learner's License allows you to drive the vehicle you have applied for,
but only with someone beside you, who is a license holder.
The sign 'L' should definitely be painted on the back and front of the
vehicle in red to alert other road users.
Period of Learner's License :
This learner's license is valid for a period of 6 months after which
another application would be needed. The permanent license can be obtained
after a period of 1 month of having acquired the learner's license, if the
applicant so wishes.
Way to the Permanent License :
The required Fees :
Rs.60 for one category of vehicle.
Rs.15 for additional categories.
Rs. 55 for additional endorsement in existing license.
The candidate must make sure he is well versed in driving by now and is
ready for a test drive.
The following documents are needed at this stage :
1. Form 4
2. Original Driver's License
3. Three Stamp size photographs
At the time of getting the Permanent License, the applicant must bring
along with him/her the category of vehicle for which he has applied for
The next step is a driving test by an expert who is the final arbiter in
this respect. A pass here means that the form will be stamped "Test
Passed" and directed for Permanent Driving License to the License
Issuing Authority. For obtaining the laminated Driving License, the
applicant will have to present himself/herself at the concerned RTO's office
on the day specified by the AASI for the purpose.