Driving centres must be judged for standards

THE low percentage (four per cent) of people who successfully cleared the driving test at the training centres that belong to the Dubai Traffic Department last month makes us wonder about the thousands of those who pass in other centres, which are certified to conduct the test by the deparment.


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Published: Sun 3 Jul 2005, 10:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:41 PM

We are not accusing anybody, but it seems like there are some centres which are not strict enough to follow the same syllabus as that of the department, which is proved by the very low percentage of qualifiers through the department centres, as compared to those who pass through other centres. This has forced some department officials to express their unhappiness about the situation. The increasing number of accidents— especially when they involve collision from the rear during rush hours — proves the lack of basic traffic rules in a lot of drivers.

We suggest a statistical study of accident makers by the Traffic Department during the last two years and the classification of such people. This is to find out from where they obtained their driving licence. That is when we can base our judgment on logic and wise observation.

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