Licence for gearless scooters may soon be granted at the age of 16


New Delhi: Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways has also conveyed in the Lok Sabha that, the minimum age limit for driving licence for gearless scooters could soon be made 16 years as an offer suggesting the similar is under deliberation. In India sources further reported that, the suggestion will permit licence to be granted to those above 16 years of age for gearless scooters below 100cc. The administration is also conveyed to be preparing to fit the vehicles with speed limiting devices.

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At current, there are only two models, TVS Scooty Pep+ and the Streak, which fall in this category of scooters with less than 100cc engine. TVS Scooty Pep+ and the Streak come powered by 87.8cc single-cylinder engine. Radhakrishnan has also further conveyed in Parliament that there are numerals of other suggestions beneath consideration for a stricter road safety bill. A panel of transport ministers from states, headed by Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunoos Khan, has also been constituted to draft a stricter road safety bill. Radhakrishnanhas also further conveyed that, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued announcement, 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 normal. 

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