Driving in India


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web2000   
Member since: May 06
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-01-10 16:52:25

I am holding OCI and travelling to India. I have few questions regarding driving in India.

1. Can I get IDL (Internation dr. lic) here which I can use to drive in India.
2. Is my Canadian dr. licence be helful to get Indian dr. lic.

I have to stay there for couple of months and just want to know what will be the best options which permit me to drive in India.

Thanks



dimple2001   
Member since: Apr 04
Posts: 2873
Location: Western Hemisphere

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-01-10 17:52:55

Quote:
Originally posted by web2000

I am holding OCI and travelling to India. I have few questions regarding driving in India.

1. Can I get IDL (Internation dr. lic) here which I can use to drive in India.
2. Is my Canadian dr. licence be helful to get Indian dr. lic.

I have to stay there for couple of months and just want to know what will be the best options which permit me to drive in India.

Thanks



IDL is valid in India and IDL is valid for a year. This might be the easier and simpler option. Don't know about question 2.


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Iceberg   
Member since: May 05
Posts: 919
Location: GTA and beyond

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-01-10 18:38:43

If you are staying for two months get an IDL from CAA. Why go through the hassle of Indian DL just for two months.

Check this http://www.caasco.com/travel/travel-information/international-drivers-permits.jsp

Quote:
Originally posted by web2000

I am holding OCI and travelling to India. I have few questions regarding driving in India.

1. Can I get IDL (Internation dr. lic) here which I can use to drive in India.
2. Is my Canadian dr. licence be helful to get Indian dr. lic.

I have to stay there for couple of months and just want to know what will be the best options which permit me to drive in India.

Thanks



Maharaj   
Member since: Oct 02
Posts: 1721
Location: Brampton

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-01-10 19:58:18

Are you going to drive in Metro?

If you got in Accident then its all together different ball game for IDL dealing with Cops n 'Victim' - specially if they realise that you are NRI & Leaving Country in two months.

I would not bother driving in India if it is for only two months ... Hiring Driver or Rental with driver if cab is not an option.




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freakoutguy   
Member since: Sep 06
Posts: 666
Location: GTA

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-01-10 21:50:22

Agreed with Maharaj. Unless, you have no other option its best not to get behind the wheel in India, especially in the major metros. Chances of you getting into an accident are too high, as nobody follows traffic rules in India. If you get into an accident or hit a passerby, then nobody can guarantee your personal safety as the general public generally looks for excuses to beat up drivers. If you avoid the frustoo public, then the police will leave no stone unturned in fleecing you.

Finally, even if you do manage to get through the two months without any untoward incident, you will find driving in Canada difficult initially, due to all the bad habits that you would have imbibed after driving in India for an extended period.



Fido   
Member since: Aug 06
Posts: 5286
Location: Canada

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-01-10 01:56:59

Thats what I do ... where traffic rules are forgotten by all , its a folly to practice them .... I realized this when I stopped @ a red light and guess what .... I was the only one who stopped and people behind me started honking .


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GoldFinger   
Member since: Mar 08
Posts: 154
Location: Los Angeles

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-01-10 02:23:39

Here's a youtube video on driving in India

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrEQaG5jPM



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