Dubai driving classes to become longer in 2017: RTA

Starting January next year, driving licence aspirants need to take a minimum of an hour's lesson per day, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed to Khaleej Times.

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Starting January next year, driving licence aspirants need to take a minimum of an hour’s lesson per day, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed to Khaleej Times.

As of now, each class is of 30 minutes. “Effective January 1, 2017, all the lessons will be on an hourly basis and not half an hour,” said Arif Al Malik, Director Driving Qualifications and Training, RTA.

In addition, the RTA has announced that for every two hours of practical training, there must be at least one hour of interval. After that students may resume their training for another two hours.

“A student cannot train for more than four hours per day,” added Malik.

Currently, students who do not possess a driving licence from any country have to register for 40 classes at a driving school. More info

By Nilanjana Gupta  www.khaleejtimes.com

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