The Government Might Soon Let 16-Year-Olds Ride Scooters

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A new proposal in the parliament might enable 16-year-olds to ride gearless scooter in India, legally. The only catch is that the scooters should be of displacement below 100cc.

According to PTI , the proposal was raised by a group of ministers who made the suggestions, said Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan. Radhakrishnan also added that the government is planning to fit speed limiting devices on transport vehicles having to a preset maximum speed of 80kmh.

Radhakrishnan told PTI, "There is a proposal to allow licence after 16 years of age for gearless scooters below 100 cc. Ministry has issued notification...wherein speed limiting functions are mandated to be fitted in certain categories of transport vehicles having the preset maximum speed of 80 km per hour conforming to the standard."

The Ministry has asked the panel to prepare a draft for stricter road safety bill. This panel will consist of Transport Ministers from different states, headed by Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunoos Khan.

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Source: PTI

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