Learner’s license for Class 12 students in Kerala: MVD proposes curriculum updation

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) is about to submit a proposal to the education department for updating Class 12 curriculum with rules relating to driving, so that students can get their learner’s license on completion of studies. The proposal is to include driving license course along with Class 12 exams.

If the education department approves this proposal, then those who clear the specific course need not take learner’s license test when they attain the age of 18 and apply for license. It may be noted that only individuals who attain the age of 18 can drive the vehicle even if they have learner's license.

The proposal will be handed over on September 28 and on education department’s nod, the transport rules will be amended. The move comes in the wake of rampant driving rule violations and accidents among youngsters.

Presently, the education department has decided to include traffic rules and allied awareness related topics in the curriculum. The decision on inclusion of learner’s license course will be taken after extensive deliberations and review, said sources.

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