Kerala High Court issues guidelines for prosecuting guardians of minors who drive without licence

The High Court observed that since minors enjoy near immunity from being prosecuted for driving without a license, there has been a rise in road accidents involving them.

The Kerala High Court recently held that the guardian of a minor or the owner of a vehicle driven by a minor can face prosecution under Section 199A of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MV Act) even before the minor is proceeded against for driving without a license. [Sharafudheen v State of Kerala & Ors and Connected Cases]

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