Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has launched a scheme to train driving instructors and examiners to international standards to improve safety on the emirate’s roads.
The step has been taken to “add a professional nature to the occupation of training drivers in the emirate of Dubai,” the agency said in a statement on Monday.
The plan, which will see driving instructors issued with an RTA certificate once they have completed and passed the necessary training, will be implemented in six stages.
The first will cover all 120 test examiners currently working for the agency, plus any new examiners recruited to the team.
The second phase covers instructors working at the RTA approved driving schools, Emirates, Al Ahli, Dubai, Galadari, and Belhasa.
“The agency has become the first in the UAE that awards professional certification to driving instructors and examiners in a step to add a professional nature to the occupation of training drivers in the emirate of Dubai in keeping with the vision of the RTA to provide safe and smooth transport for all” said Mahmoud Al Marzouqi, director of the Drivers Training and Qualifying Department at the RTA’s Licensing Agency.
The scheme’s third stage involves classifying instructors, while the remaining stages involve training other driving instructors.
“Through this project, the agency aims to ensure the availability of facilities for instructors and examiners and improve their driving skills and qualifications” said Al Marzouqi.