Can My Driving License Be Revoked?

Driving license revoked
Driving license revoked

There are two types of challans when you get your license suspended. One is court challan and the other is the regular challan.  In cases of court challan, the driver has to surrender his license at the spot to the police. A receipt is provided for it and the driver has to be present in court with the challan where the judge gives the judgment after hearing the case and can punish the offender with jail time or penalty or license suspension or all of it.

If you get a court challan, you receive a warning. If you are a repeat offender and have received three warnings from the police, the fourth offense will attract a suspension of 6 months. Any offense thereafter will get your license suspended/ revoked permanently. During the suspension period, the police inform the RTO about the license suspension so that you cannot issue any duplicate license.

What offenses can get your license suspended?

    • Over-speeding: A fine of Rs. 1,000 can be imposed alongside suspension of license.


    • Dangerous Driving: Stunting or reckless driving attracts a hefty fine with a chance of losing the license.


    • Drunk Driving: New laws impose a fine up to Rs. 10,000 and suspension of license. Repeat offenders can have their license revoked permanently.


    • Racing on public roads: It is an offense that can have you lose your license with a hefty fine.


    • Triple riding/ overloading: New laws attract fine of Rs. 2,000 and/or suspension of license.


    • Not giving way to Ambulance or VIP cars: It attracts a fine of up to Rs. 10,000 and/or a suspension of license.


  • Other offenses: Riding without a helmet has a fine of up to Rs. 1,000 and suspension after 3 such offenses. Driving heavily modified vehicles can attract cancellation of registration and license of the motorist. 3 continuous offenses of signal jumping may lead to suspension of license. Not wearing a seat belt attracts a fine of Rs. 1,000 and after 3 incidents license is suspended for 6 months.

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