Indian Government Plans Separate Licence For High Capacity Motorcycles

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The Indian government is planning on introducing a separate licence for high capacity motorcycles, that are above 500cc, according to a report by Deccan Herald. This type of licence system is already available in some countries abroad, that restrict a licence holder to ride motorcycles only up to a certain engine displacement.

This will be a very good step taken by the government of India, since most of the accidents recorded in India involve two-wheelers and high performance motorcycles involving in accidents are on the rise.

Currently, there are two types of two-wheeler licence in India, one for riding non-geared motorcycles or scooters, like the Activa or the Wego, and the other is to ride geared motorcycles. Once a person gets the second category, that is a licence to ride geared motorcycles, he can ride any motorcycle, regardless the displacement and power.

This is proving to be dangerous since many kids who can afford to buy high-end motorcycles or big displacement motorcycles are often killed due to lack of experience. Riding motorcycles has to be a gradual process of understanding how power can be controlled and handled. Starting with a small displacement motorcycle is the best and one should slowly climb the ladder to bigger, faster motorcycles.

Limiting or restricting two-wheeler riders to a specific displacement motorcycles is one good way to make Indian roads safer, along with the government's plan to redesign roads, educating people, and introducing strict road safety norms.

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Story first published: Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:39 [IST]
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