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.
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.
Hyderabad: In a special drive by the Hyderabad police, as many as 2,220 minors have been booked this year for driving vehicles.
"This year, so far 2,220 minors have been booked for driving vehicles and we have filed chargesheet in around 1,732 cases. The court has imposed a fine of Rs 16,1700 on these minors," Anil Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Traffic - Hyderabad City, told ANI.
Kumar added that this year no one has been convicted but last year few minors were sent to the juvenile home.
"We are continuing the drive in the city and informing parents and children about the problems they would face in getting booked for violating the law. We are urging minors not to drive the vehicles until they get a license to drive," he said.
As part of the drive, college students were sensitised about the consequences and accidents that result in injuries and deaths.
"We have also assisted a few college students to have access to driving licenses as a part of the awareness campaign. The students were sensitised about the consequences and accidents that result in injuries and deaths," he said.
The special drive of the city police will continue until instances of minor driving vehicles come down significantly.