A driving licence (DL) is required in India by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Generally driving licence is issued by the Regional Transport Authorities/Offices (RTA/RTO) of the respective state. Do you know that you can also drive overseas with the help of Indian driving license? But you have to follow the traffic rules of the country you are driving in.
In this article we are publishing the name of the countries where you can drive from 3 months to 1 year with valid Indian driving licence.
In Australia driving is done on the left side of the road like India. If you have a valid Indian licence in english, you can drive for 3 months in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Region and Australian Capital Region. Although, International Driving Permit is also required here along with Indian DL.
In India, we drive on the left side of the road while the Americans drive on the right hand side of the road. If an Indian has a valid driving licence in english language then he can drive in the United States throughout the year.
If your driving license is not in english language then you will have to keep a copy of the “Form I-94”along with the International Driving Permit as well. Form I-94 records the date of your entry in the USA.
In this country the vehicles are run on the right hand side of the road. Here you can enjoy driving for 1 year with a valid Indian driving licence. However, you need to have the french copy of your licence.
The Germans drive on the right hand side of the road. If you have a valid Indian driving licence, you can drive for 6 months here. There is no need to have International Driving Permit while driving in this country, but you must keep a translated copy of Indian licence in english. You can also get it translated from the Embassy. In addition to this, you must keep all the documents related to the vehicle.
If you have a driving licence of India in english language alongwith International Driving Permit, then you can roam in this small country in a single day. Here driving is done on the left side of the road.
Norway is called the “Land of Midnight Sun”. Left side driving is allowed here. You can drive here only for 3 months with the help of english version of Indian driving licence.
7. New Zealand
Indian drivers can drive in New Zealand only when they are 21 years or more. Driving is done on the left side of the road. The licence must be in english, or translated copy can be received from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Anyone can have dream of driving between snow-covered hills in the Switzerland. In Switzerland, the vehicles are run on the right hand side of the road. Here you can drive for 1 year with Indian driving licence but make sure that your driving licence is in english language.
9. South Africa
In this country, vehicles are run on the left side of the road. It is mandatory to have english copy of the Indian driving licence. The Driver should have an International Driving Permit to get a rented a car in this country.
In the above description; we saw that Indian driving licence is very powerful because it is allowing the licence holders to drive the car in developed and developing both types of countries of the world.