Dh10,000 fine for illegal driving lessons in Dubai

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Dubai - Many online ads claim to offer this service.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 11:31 AM

Last updated: Wed 18 Dec 2019, 9:05 PM

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday warned that private driving lessons are unauthorised and punishable by a fine of Dh10,000. The authority added that using an unlicensed vehicle for providing driving courses is also punishable by a Dh5,000 fine.

According to Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm, many individuals post ads for giving driving courses, charging Dh50 to Dh100 per session. The report added that many people actually apply for such illegal courses, in an attempt to sign on for fewer lessons at genuine driving institutions in the emirate, which sometimes cost more.

Many ads also claimed to help trainees past the RTA test, the report said, adding that the sessions were usually carried out on internal roads to avoid raising suspicions.

Yousef Al Ali, the CEO of RTA's Public Transport Agency, said that such violations are not common as the authority monitors such ads online.

He urged the public not to take such lessons, stressing that it is mandatory for any aspiring motorist to enrol in an authorised driving institution in the country. He added that driving institutes have trained instructors who are prepared to handle the risks.

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