The State Transport Authority (STA) Saturday announced that the minors found in driving vehicles, would not be issued Driving License till s/he becomes 25-year-old.
The decision was taken after the officials imposed penalty of Rs 42,500 against a father whose minor son was found driving a bike in violation of the MV Act.
The boy, a college student, was found in Bhadrak to be driving the two-wheeler without a valid license and riding on wrong route.
He had also taken two of his friends on pillion.
Odisha Transport Department imposed the penalty on Narayan Behera, the father of Akash Behera, a college student on 6 February.
RTO Traffic Inspector in Bhadrak district, Dhaneswar Nayak intercepted the the minor, who was riding the vehicle near Kaharapokhari area of Bhandaripokhari.
The challan included penalty of Rs 500 for General Offence, Rs 5000 for allowing person to drive a vehicle without valid/proper Driving Licence, Rs 5000 for driving against the flow of traffic, Rs 1000 for more than two persons riding a two-wheeler, Rs 1000 for riding without helmet and Rs 25,000 under offences by Juveniles under Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
Meanwhile, Sanjeeb Panda, Transport Commissioner said that the road accident deaths have declined by 17 per cent in Odisha after the amended MV Act came into force on 1 September 1 last year.
The number of road mishap deaths came down from 1,856 in September-December 2018 to 1,541 in September-December 2019, Mr.Panda said.