‘Lost my leg, right to drive’


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BENGALURU: Prajwal B (25) is being denied a driving licence because he is an above knee amputee. He says he is comfortable riding scooty without additional wheels, but the RTO does not recognise him as a driver as the rules suggest disabled people should only ride in ‘invalid carriage’ vehicles.
He, however wants to ride a regular scooty, which he is comfortable with.  As per the Rule 126 made under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (as amended in 2002) the prototypes of all vehicles including the one for the disabled, should be approved by the Pune-based Automobile Research Association of India, otherwise no modifications on any vehicle can be permitted and one has to use a vehicle in the same shape and design as supplied by the company.

Source : http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2016/nov/21/lost-my-leg-right-to-drive-1540810–1.html

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