There is a proposal to allow licence for driving gearless scooters after 16 years of age, Parliament was informed today. A group of ministers has recommended a number of suggestions, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan told Lok Sabha in a written reply. “There is a proposal to allow licence after 16 years of age for gearless scooters below 100 cc,” Radhakrishnan said. He also said that the government plans to fit speed limiting devices in vehicles.
“Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued notification…wherein speed limiting device or speed limiting functions are mandated to be fitted in certain categories of transport vehicles having maximum preset speed of 80 km per hour conforming to the standard,” he said. The Ministry has constituted a panel comprising Transport Ministers from states, headed by Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunoos Khan to prepare a draft for stricter road safety bill.