In order to clear the driving test to get a DL in Delhi, some people have come up with a rather unique hack. Delhi government has implemented the autonomous driving testing process to award licences to drivers. That has resulted in ensuring that there is no bias or corruption in the system. However, the test-takers have found the procedure to be quite strict and difficult. In fact, there were even some minor amendments to the testing protocols since so many applicants were failing the test. But a few creative people have devised a way to bypass the procedure, to some extent. Here are the details.
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Driving Licence Hack in Delhi
This post comes from itzeazyindia on Instagram. The host claims that some people are adopting a clever hack to exploit a minor issue in the driving licence rules. Since a lot of people are finding it difficult to pass the automated test, they are coming up with solutions to avoid them. As per the Indian road laws, the LMV (Light Motor Vehicle) category consists of motor cars, auto-rickshaws, vans, jeeps, taxis, delivery vans, E-carts and E-rickshaws. Under the LMV-TR category, you become eligible to drive both private and transport vehicles. Hence, they are taking auto-rickshaws to the testing centres.
As you would imagine, taking the test in a rickshaw is much easier in comparison to a car. It is relatively easily manoeuvrable. Hence, people are able to clear the obstacles easily. On the other hand, handling the car in confined spaces of the testing centres is much more difficult. Add to that the pressure of completing a task in a time-stipulated environment. That is causing people to fail the test. But this hack is quite useful for people who get the LMV licence by taking the test in an auto-rickshaw.
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What We Think
While this is a loophole in the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, we understand how people are able to use it to their advantage. Therefore, we would like to see an amendment to this law. It is clear that driving an auto-rickshaw and a car is not the same thing. There are tons of differences in the way they operate. Moreover, the road presence of these is quite distinct. Certainly, the skills required to operate each of these are different too. Hence, it would make a lot of sense to distinguish between the two while awarding the driving licences. Hopefully, the Delhi government will act on it soon.
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