Basic Facts About Owning and Using a Driving License

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Here are some basic things one must know about owning and using a driver's license in India:


  • Driving on public roads is not permitted without a valid Driver’s License.
  • Every Indian national is only permitted to hold one Driver’s License. You cannot hold a DL from multiple RTO’s or States.
  • A Learners License or Driver’s License is valid throughout all States and Union Territories of India.
  • Each class of motor vehicle requires a separate mention on the license. For example if you have a license mentioning only permission for LMV or car, it does not give you the right to you ride a motorcycle on the road.
  • No one can drive a transport vehicle unless they have the special license to do so.

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