RTA unifies driving lesson curriculum

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By Eugene Harnan  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // Transport officials have created a uniform format for driving lessons, which will include mandatory time behind the wheel at night and on motorways.

The licensing agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) implemented the programme at the start of the month and all driving schools will use the same curriculum.

“It’s the first uniform curriculum,” said Ahmed Bahrozyan, chief executive of the licensing agency. “In the current situation, each driving school has its own curriculum. They all cover the major skills but we put more structure around it by unifying them.”

The new curriculum is split between theory and practical learning. It is now mandatory for students to cover all aspects before they sit the final driving exam, and classroom lessons are also required. More info