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Validity Of Driving Licenses And Vehicle Insurance Extended Again

​It is a fact that COVID-19 disease has brought the whole world to a standstill. All the countries have compulsory a lockdown on their citizens in terms of controlling the spread of this disease. India has also imposed a lockdown on their citizens since 25 March 2020. As a result, vehicle owners have not used their vehicles for months now and wondering if they really need to get the insurance of their vehicles renewed. 

At present, there could easily be found many people confused about going ahead with the renewals of their vehicle insurance despite the lockdown due to corona virus keeping most of the vehicles off the road. However, vehicle owners must renew their motor insurance policies in spite of lockdown. If the insurance policy of your car is due to renew during lockdown then you must get it renewed prior it get expired. 

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has extended the validity of driving license, registration and permits of documents of means of transportation that are about to expired on or after February 1, 2020. These documents will now be valid till June 30, 2020. In simple words, if the driving license of your vehicle is about to expire on or after February 1, 2020 then it will be only valid till June 30, 2020. However, the ministry has decided to give relief to the people who were facing difficulties in terms of renewing their vehicle’s or car insurance due to closure of government offices. The validity of driving licenses and vehicle insurance will be further effective from September 1, 2019. 

The ministry has said that the decision of extending driving licenses and motor vehicle insurance was taken to help people facing difficulties in order renew the validity of several vehicle documents because of national lockdown in the country and closing of the government transport offices.  The ministry has also requested all the states to apply the advisory in “letter and spirit” so the common people, organizations, transporters delivering essential services may not face disturbances and difficulties in any condition. 

Whether it is about the renewal of any four wheeler or two wheeler insurance​, it is actually important to get your vehicle’s insurance renewal even during the lock down. All vehicle owners should consider the significance of their vehicle insurance policies regardless of lockdown. You must get your motor insurance renewed before the expiry date. It really does not matter that whether you will be able to use your vehicle in a week or after a couple of months. The only thing, you need to know is to keep your vehicle covered against any unexpected emergencies. For instance, non-accidental risks that could damage your vehicle even during lockdown.

Why You Should Still Renew In Time?


Natural Calamities like cyclone, earthquakes, floods, landslides, etc. cannot be controlled by a person and can easily lead to major damage or loss to your car or any other vehicle. Apart from it, fire may also be the big reason to damage your vehicle. Even if your vehicle is off the road during the lockdown, it is still at risk from the danger of fire. A simple short circuit in the parking area of your house can damage your vehicle completely. Hence, get your vehicle insurance renewed even in the lockdown to avoid any unforeseen happening’s expenses.