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Driver Test Branch (Children Traffic Park)
General Information:
The Children Traffic Park Driver Test Branch is responsible for conducting the ‘Test of Knowledge’ (for issue of Learner’s Licence) and the ‘Test of Driving Competence’ for the issue of the Driving Licence.
The 'Test of Knowledge' is essentially to test to whether the applicant is aware of all rules of the road and the meaning of road signs and road markings before he attempts to learn driving. Once the applicant has demonstrated that he possesses the requisite theoretical knowledge he is issued the Learner's Licence. The Learner's Licence authorizes an individual to drive in a public place while receiving instructions or gaining experience in driving provided:
  • He is accompanied by an instructor holding an effective driving licence to drive the vehicle who is in a position to control/stop the vehicle.
  • The vehicle shows the prescribed 'L Plates' to the front and rear that serve to caution other drivers regarding the lack of driving experience of the learner.
The ‘Test of Driving Competence’ is undertaken by the applicant to establish that he/she possesses the requisite driving skill to drive safely in a public place while following all prescribed rules and regulations. The applicant can appear for the test not before having practiced for at least 30 days after having procured the Learner’s Licence.
 
General Instructions for Driver Test Applicants:
  • The test is conducted under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) on the premises of the Children Traffic Park, Sector 23-A.
  • The applicant must report to the Incharge, Chandigarh Children Park between 9 AM to 10 AM on any of the following working days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday (except Gazetted Holidays)
  • Each applicant is photographed at the time of the test and is also required to sign his attendance record.
  • Each applicant must attend a Lecture on Road Safety in the Lecture Hall. This lecture is aimed at sensitizing the individuals about the need for following road safety practices. Printed literature on road safety is distributed to the applicants free of cost after this lecture.
Instructions for Applicants for 'Test of Knowledge' (for issue of Learner's Licence):
  • The applicant must bring the duly filled application form for the issue of the Learner's Licence. The form has to be procured from the Office of the Licencing Authority, Sector 17-D, U.T. Chandigarh after payment of the prescribed fee.
  • The applicant should have attained the age of 16 years for the licence to drive a motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50.c.c.
  • In case the applicant is a minor who is applying for the licence to drive a motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50.c.c, the application must be signed by the parent or guardian giving his/ her consent for the same.
  • The applicant should have attained the age of 18 Years for the licence to drive a Motor Cycle with engine capacity exceeding 50 c.c. and/or a Light Motor Vehicle.
  • The proof of Age and Residence must be attached with application form.
  • No application for a licence to drive a Three-Wheeler Scooter Rickshaw, a Transport Vehicle, a Taxi or any other commercial vehicle is entertained by the Children Traffic Park.
  • The applicant should possess the complete knowledge of road signs & road markings and all traffic rules and regulations. The study material for the same is available on the Chandigarh Traffic Police Website www.chandigarhtrafficpolice.org . The material is also available in the form of a CD that can be procured from the Children Traffic Park, Children Traffic Park, Sector 23-A, or from the Challaning Branch, Traffic Police Lines, Sector 29-B Chandigarh. The applicant may visit the Exhibition Hall of the Children Traffic Park where information on road safety rules and road signs and markings has been displayed. The applicant can also browse the contents of the Road Safety Education CD on the Touch Screen Computer Kiosk.
  • The applicant may practice and check his knowledge of the rules of the road by attempting the On-Line Test available on this web site.
  • The provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 pertaining to this test have been given in the box below:
TEST OF KNOWLEDGE
Rule 11 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 stipulates that any applicant for a Learner’s Driving Licence must pass a multiple choice objective type ‘Preliminary Test’ of knowledge of traffic rules. The applicant has to answer correctly at least 60% of the questions that test knowledge & understanding of the following matters:
  1. the Traffic Signs, Traffic Signals and the Rules of the Road Regulations made under section 118 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988;
  2. the duties of a driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in the death or bodily injury to a person or damage to property of a third party;
  3. The precautions to be taken while passing an unmanned railway crossing; and
  4. The documents he should carry with him while driving a motor vehicle.

     
Testing driver's driving knowledge
Specimen of Objective Examination of a Driver Applying for Learner’s Licence
(Annexure VI to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989)
1. You are driving up to an intersection where there is no signal, people are crossing in front of your car, you should:
  1. continue into the intersection without reducing speed
  2. slowdown and be careful
  3. stop and allow persons to cross the road
2. You wish to take a “U” turn at an intersection controlled by a traffic light, you should:
  1. drive to another intersection that has no traffic light
  2. wait until the light turns green before making the “U” turn
  3. make the “U” turn if there is a policemen at the intersection.
3. You are driving towards an intersection where flashing yellow traffic light is displayed you should:
  1. slow down and proceed with caution
  2. stop, if possible to do so safely
  3. continue at the same speed
4. You are driving on a two-lane street, the vehicle in front of you is moving very slowly, the road ahead is clear for overtaking, you should:
  1. pass the vehicle from the left hand side
  2. pass the vehicle from the right hand side
  3. pass the vehicle from any convenient side
5. Your car is involved in an accident hurting people, you should:
  1. report to the nearest police station and take the person to the hospital
  2. need not report to the police station
  3. need not report to the police station but should take the persons to the hospital
6. While driving, to make a right turn, the proper hand signal is:
  1. extend right palm in a horizontal position outside or and to the right of vehicle with palm of the hand turned to the front
  2. extend right arm and rotate in anti-clockwise direction
  3. extend right arm with palm downward and move up and down several times
7. A pedestrian is crossing the street at an intersection in an unmarked cross-walk, you should:
  1. yield to the pedestrian the “Right of Way”
  2. proceed with care as pedestrian is “Jay-Walking”
  3. reduce speed and warn pedestrian
8. While driving, you wish to change from one lane to another you should:
  1. give the proper turn signal
  2. change lanes only when it is safe to do so by giving the proper turn signal.
  3. never change lanes as it is against the law.
9. You approach an intersection that does not have traffic lights, a policeman or traffic signs, you should:
  1. slow down and use caution
  2. come to a full stop
  3. not change speed if the way is clear
10. You have a valid learner’s licence to drive a car, you should:
  1. drive only in daylight hours
  2. have someone with a valid driver’s licence on the seat beside you when you drive
  3. practise driving only on streets that have very little traffic

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Instructions for Applicants for ‘Test of Competence to Drive’ (for issue of Driving Licence):
  • The applicant must bring the original Learner's Licence issued to him.
  • At least 30 days should have elapsed from the date of issue of the Learner's Licence. This ensures that the learner has had sufficient time to practice driving.
  • While appearing for the test of driving competence the applicant shall drive the same type of vehicle for which the driving licence is required. This vehicle must be brought for the test by the applicant.
  • The applicant should possess the complete knowledge of road signs & road markings and all traffic rules and regulations.
  • The applicant has to demonstrate his ability to successfully drive along the driver test track while following the Rules of the Road and the directions given by Road Signs and Markings. The applicant has to successfully maneuver the vehicle on road curves, on an incline feature and a decline feature, through an underpass, on an overpass, while reversing from a blind alley, while parallel parking, at uncontrolled intersections, T- Intersections and intersections controlled by Rotary, Automatic Traffic Control Signal, Blinkers & Stop Signs.
  • In the eventuality of the applicant failing to pass the test, he/ she shall be permitted to reappear after a period of 7 days. If the applicant does not pass the test even after three consecutive appearances, he/ she shall be permitted to appear again only after a period of 60 days from the date of last such test.
  • The applicant can visit the Children Traffic Park and inspect the driver test track in advance on any day after 2 PM. The sketch of the driver track is also available on line on this site.
  • The provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 & the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 pertaining to this test have been given in the box below:
Test Of Competence To Drive
Rule 15 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 stipulates that any applicant for a Driving Licence must pass a ‘Test of Competence to Drive’ to be conducted by the Licensing Authority or a person authorised in this behalf. The applicant can appear for the test only after having held a Learner’s Licence for at least 30 days. The test has to be passed in a vehicle of the type to which the application for the driving licence relates. In order to pass the test the applicant must satisfy the person conducting the test that he is able to: -
  1. adjust rear view mirror;
  2. take suitable precautions before starting the engine;
  3. move away safely and smoothly straight ahead at an angle, while at the same time engaging all gears until the top gear is reached;
  4. to change to the lower gears quickly from the top gear when the traffic conditions warrant such change;
  5. change quickly to lower gears when driving downhill;
  6. stop and re-start the vehicle on a steep upward incline making proper use of the hand brake or of the throttle and the foot-brake without any rolling back, turn right and left corners correctly and make proper use of the rear view mirror before signaling;
  7. overtake, allow to be overtaken, meet or cover the path of other vehicles safely and take an appropriate course of the road with proper caution giving appropriate signals;
  8. give appropriate traffic signals at the appropriate time, in clear and unmistakable manner by hand or by electrical indicators fitted to the vehicle;
  9. change the lanes with proper signals and with due care;
  10. stop the vehicle in an emergency or otherwise, and in the latter case, bring it to rest at an appropriate course on the road safely, giving appropriate signals;
  11. in the case of vehicle having a reverse gear, driving the vehicle backwards, reverse it into a limited opening either to the right or left under control and with reasonable accuracy;
  12. cause the vehicle to face in the opposite direction by means of forward and reverse gears;
  13. take correct and prompt action on the signals given by traffic signs, traffic lights, traffic controllers, policemen and taken appropriate action on signs given by other road users;
  14. act correctly at pedestrian crossings, which is not regulated by the traffic lights or traffic police, by giving preference to persons crossing the roads;
  15. keep well to the left in normal driving;
  16. regulate speed to suit varying road and traffic conditions;
  17. demonstrate general control of the vehicle by confident steering and smooth gear changing and braking as and when necessary;
  18. make proper use of the rear view mirror before signaling, beginning, maneuvering, moving away, altering the course to overtake, turning right or stopping;
  19. use proper side when driving straight, turning right turning left and at junction of the road;
  20. make proper use of accelerator, clutch, gears, brakes (hand and foot), steering and horn;
  21. anticipate the actions of pedestrians, drivers of other vehicle and cyclists;
  22. take precautions at cross roads and on road junctions with regard to :-
    1. adjustment of speed on approach,
    2. proper use of rear view mirror,
    3. correct positioning of the vehicle before and after turning to the right or left,
    4. avoidance of cutting right hand corners,
    5. looking right, left and right again before crossing or emerging,
  23. concentrate in driving without his attention being distracted and to demonstrate the presence of mind.
  24. Show courtesy and consideration for the safety and convenience of other road users, such as pedestrians, drivers of other motor vehicle or cyclists.
Future Plans
  • Effort shall also be made to modify the existing driving track with elementary road features into one that offers world class driver training & testing facilities. The learners would be permitted to practice driving on the track during specified hours.
  • An objective type written test of the Knowledge of Road Rules would be introduced with the option of being examined orally.
  • A panel of driving experts from the community would act as consultants and supervisors for the entire process of the driving test.
  • The test of driving competence would be videographed for ensuring standardization and transparency of the entire test process.