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Mysuru Traffic Police

Traffic Rules

Mysuru District Police

Mobility with safety has to be the guiding principle for any Traffic manager. To achieve this, the Traffic unit needs to build its action plan on the four pillars of Education, Regulation, Enforcement and Road Engineering (ERER) – all well known facets of traffic management.

Design and condition of roads and vehicles coupled with road users capacity and conduct are the major factors behind road accidents. Certain accidents occur despite best precautions because of defective roads and difficult driving conditions or hostile environment. Similarly, defective vehicle’s designs tend to accentuate road accident probability. However, a substantial majority of accidents occur due to human factors both on the part of driver and other road users. The incidence and probability of road accidents further increase if there is a general disregard for traffic safety norms.

LEARNING TO DRIVE

  • Any person learning to drive a motor vehicle is required to obtain a learner’s license.
  • The law requires that he should display on the front and the rear of vehicle a square shaped white plate or card which should 17”(17 cms) x 7” (17 cms).On this plate must be written the letter ‘L’ in RED colour. The lettering should be 4” (10 cms) in height and 3.5” (8.5 cms) in width
  • He must carry his learner’s license at the time of driving.
  • A learner’s license issued is valid for a period of six months and there is no grace period.
  • A learner’s license is valid only in the State where it is issued.
  • The minimum age at which a learner’s license can be issued is 18 years.

DRIVER WITH LEARNER’S LICENCE FOR CAR

  • A car driver (learner’s license holder) must have by his side a person duly licensed to drive a vehicle. He should sit by his side in such a position as to be able to readily stop the vehicle.

FOR PERMANENT LICENCE HOLDERS

  • A permanent license is valid for the type of vehicle for which it is issued.
  • After its expiry, there is a grace period of 30 days within which to get it renewed.
  • The minimum age for applying for a permanent license is 18 years. For paid drivers, it is 20 years. A paid driver must carry his driving license at the time of driving.

A PERMANENT LICENSE IS VALID THROUGHOUT IN INDIA.

  • Your vehicle is registered.
  • Registration number is displayed prominently in front and rear in the prescribed manner.
  • It is insured to cover liability in respect of any third party risk.
  • The vehicle is in roadworthy condition. A vehicle which is not roadworthy is a risk to your own life and of others.
  • You are not under the influence of drinks/drugs to such an extent that you are unable to control the vehicle properly.
  • You have a valid driving license for the type of vehicle you are driving.
  • You are physically and mentally fit to drive.

UNDER THE LAW YOUR CAR MUST

  • Be registered.
  • Have brakes of sufficient strength have headlight, backlight for illuminating the number plate. Lighting time starts half an hour after sunset and continues until half an hour before sunrise.
  • Have tyres properly inflated and in good and sound condition.
  • Have the horn in working order
  • Have its steering mechanism adequately maintained and in good trim. Be equipped with electrical or mechanical device.

STOPPED BY THE POLICE?

A policeman in uniform has the right to demand your driver’s license and inspect your vehicle documents. He may impound your license if he should so judge it necessary. If a policeman gives you instructions on the road, it is your duty to obey them regardless of what the electronic traffic signals say. When a policeman is stationed at a signal/place, he is the final authority. If you cannot find your vehicle, it is likely that it may have been towed rather than stolen. Ask around, local shopkeepers are normally informed about local traffic stations where impounded vehicles are kept.

WHAT ACTION A POLICEMAN MAY TAKE?

He may note down the particulars of your license which will later be forwarded to a court. The court will then issue instructions regarding what course of action is to be taken - a certain amount as fine. If you plead guilty and send the requisite amount, the case will be filed, else summons will be sent to you and the case will be judged on merit. He may impend your Drivers' License and issue a temporary license (which lasts only for a stipulated period). You may compound the offence by paying a fine at the police station under whose jurisdiction the license was impounded.

Else you will be provided a summons from court, if you fail to appear in court, an arrest warrant may be issued. If the policeman is an officer of rank sub-inspector or above, you may compound the office on the spot by paying a fine. The relevant receipts will be provided to you.

SOME IMPORTANT OFFENCES:

  • Not carrying valid license while driving. Driving without a license.
  • Allowing a vehicle to be driven by someone who does not have a license.
  • Driving without insurance permit / fitness
  • Speeding / reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Lane-cutting / dangerous lane-cutting
  • Moving against a One-way.
  • Stopping at a pedestrian crossing / crossing a stop line.
  • Improper use of headlights.
  • Using a private vehicle for commercial purposes.
  • Carrying goods in a dangerous manner.
  • Taxi Drivers refusing to ply / charging extra / not wearing uniform.

WHAT HAPPENS IF

1. YOU DRINK AND DRIVE or SPEED

The Mysuru District police have intensified their attack on all those who drink and drive. If you test positive for drunken driving then your vehicle would be seized and you would be required to come to court in person to pay your fines. Not only this, your offence would be recorded at a Enforcement Automation Center and can be accessed at any time by the inspectors. Remember that driving under the influence of liquor is a serious offence and can lead to driver being imprisoned. The same is the case for those who are found driving over the speed limits set. If found to be habitual offender the fines would not only increase but you stand to lose your driving license too.

2. YOU HAVE NOT TRANSFERRED OWNERSHIP OF YOUR VEHICLE

It is illegal not to have transferred the ownership of the vehicle both when you buy it and sell it. Not that but you could be the one being accused in case your vehicle which you sold is involved during a crime, an accident or even a terrorist activities.

You have 45 days to inform the concerned authorities of the transfer of ownership and get the papers in order. It is the responsibilities of both the buyer and the seller to get the transfers done.

 Office of the Superintendent of Police,
 Hyder Ali Road, Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle,
Jalapuri -570019

 Control Room : 100, 0821-2418612

 Email : mysurudistrictpolice@gmail.com

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