New RTO Rules For Minor Driving Without License: Penalty Of Rs 25,000, Jail For Parents!

RTO rules for minor driving

A tragic accident in Pune has made the Regional Transport Office (RTO) even more strict in taking extreme actions against minor driving. On May 19, 2024, a 17-year-old driving a Porsche car in Kalyani Nagar, Pune caused a lethal accident. Therefore killing two IT engineers. The minor, who was reportedly drunk, has led to the arrest of his dad and his grandfather for that matter. Thus this unfortunate accident has brought about new, stringent guidelines effective from June 1, 2024.


Heavy Fine For Parents

From June 1, parents need to be careful! In the case that your minor kid is found driving without a valid license, you could confront a penalty of up to Rs 25,000. Thus the RTO is getting serious and trying hard to prevent underage driving. Therefore these heavy fines are serious moves made towards making parents considerate about allowing their children to get in the driver’s seat.


Jail Time For Parents

Parents Jail For Minor Driving RTO Rules

The new rules and measures don’t stop at fines only. On the chance that a minor is engaged in an accident while driving. Also, parents will be held responsible which will lead to imprisonment of up to three years in jail. These new guidelines highlight the reality of underage driving. The message is clear that allowing minors to drive can have serious repercussions.


Legal Framework

Minor Driving Without License

These changes depend on existing Indian laws like the Motor Vehicle Act and the Juvenile Justice Act. Following the Pune accident, an FIR was registered under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code, dealing with chargeable homicide not adding up to the murder. The minor’s dad is additionally charged under sections 75 and 77 of the Juvenile Justice Act, connected with child care and protection.


What These Rules Mean

The government plans to prevent underage driving incidents by considering parents responsible. These severe measures are supposed to make safer roads and prevent future accidents and misfortunes. Along with this, law enforcement and public cooperation will be crucial in carrying out these new guidelines strictly. The new RTO guidelines are a reminder for all parents. Therefore making our roads safe begins at home. Kindly ensure your underage children avoid the driver’s seat.

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