It’s unbelievable that a 14-year-old boy was seen driving an electric scooter in India. But it is true, and there are many reasons for it. The teenager was riding on the streets of Delhi and appeared to be enjoying himself at the same time. However, this is not allowed by law and can have serious consequences if he gets caught.
No, the legal age to drive a vehicle in India is 18 years.
You may have heard that 14-year-olds are allowed to drive vehicles in India. This is false, but it’s not uncommon for people to think otherwise and some even try to pass off their erroneous information as fact.
The truth is that the legal age for driving a vehicle in India is 18 years old. If you’re caught driving with an unregistered/unlicensed driver under 18 years of age, you will be fined Rs 500 ($7) along with your scooter being impounded for 1 year at least until you turn 18 again (the fine increases by Rs 100 each day).
Then why was this teenager driving a scooter?
A 14-year-old boy was driving an electric scooter around the streets of Gurugram, India. He was with his parents and they were riding the scooter together. The teenager was not driving the vehicle he was sitting on it!
There is no law in India that prohibits children from riding or driving vehicles as long as they reach a certain age (16 years old).
What are the consequences of driving without a license?
If you’re found to be driving without a license, the fine and other consequences will depend on where you’re from. For example, in India, scooter riders between 14 and 18 years old can get slapped with fines of up to Rs. 5,000 (USD 69). Drivers who are caught driving without valid licenses are also subject to jail time of up to six months for those under 18 and up to one year for those over 18. A driver who fails the test again even after receiving counseling or being issued a warning may lose their license for up to three years!
- Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter
The Xiaomi M365 is a popular electric scooter that can be easily purchased on Amazon. It has a powerful motor, which means you can reach speeds up to 18 km/h (11 mph) with this scooter. This electric scooter comes in five different colors orange, blue and red, green, and black and it even comes with an adjustable seat so you can find the perfect fit for your child’s body type! The entire unit weighs only 55 lbs., making it easy to lift even when fully loaded with groceries or other items while they ride alongside their parents or grandparents who might still be able to use their own vehicle if needed but aren’t able because they’ll need help balancing themselves until reaching their destination safely.”
So this teenager was lucky to have a parent who was willing to let him drive an electric scooter, but he also should know that he is breaking the law. A license is required for driving any type of vehicle in India.