Three-wheeler driving licence Minimum age of 35

Published : 12:05 am  August 17, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (174) reads | 

Untitled-5By Chaturanga Samarawickrama  

Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said yesterday his ministry had decided to impose a minimum age limit of 35 on three-wheeler drivers when issuing driving licenses for passenger transport.  

 

He said there were about 1.2 million three-wheelers in the country and new rules and regulations would be introduced regarding the transportation of passengers in them.  


The minister said passenger transportation in three-wheelers began at the end of the 1980s and there were no laws to regulate the service.  


He said under the Motor Traffic Act, the licenses obtained by three-wheel drivers earlier would not be cancelled.  


“Those who obtain new three-wheeler driving licenses for passenger transport should undergo several examinations and should be 35 or above.Those under the age of 35 would be eligible for three-wheeler driving licenses only for home use. When issuing a license, the ministry would need to check the applicant whether he or she was involved in any criminal activities,” the minister said   


He said applicants should undergo a two-week training session as recommended by the Commission of the Motor Traffic Department. 

 

 

Those who obtain new three-wheeler driving licenses for passenger  transport should undergo several examinations and should be 35 or  above.Those under the age of 35 would be eligible for three-wheeler  driving licenses only for home use