New curriculum for driving schools soon
February 15 2015 12:28 AM
The workshop in progress
The workshop in progress

The General Directorate of Traffic has prepared a new unified curriculum which will be taught at all driving schools in Qatar after its scrutiny and final approval soon, a senior official has said .
Traffic director (Licensing Department) Brigadier Saqar al-Muraikhi said the new curriculum, which was prepared by “experts”, would “meet the aspirations of all concerned and help resolve the shortcomings in the current system”.
The Traffic Department will send out its officers to all driving schools to explain the new curriculum’s objectives.
The official stressed on the availability of translators in driving schools to make  newcomers aware of the new traffic rules and regulations which, he said, would considerably help reduce  traffic accidents in the country.
Al-Muraikhi made the announcements at a workshop organised by the General Directorate of Traffic  on the role of effective training in reducing road accidents in Qatar.
The workshop was intended for representatives of the country’s driving schools. They expressed their desire to upgrade the level of training which would help raise the driving skills of motorists and produce drivers with better abilities and awareness.
It was pointed out that the practice of providing licences to those who hold them from other countries would adversely affect the state rules and regulations. “It is always better for drivers to learn and get trained on the specifications of the country where they reside and work,” it was suggested.
Al-Muraikhi said the workshop aimed at reviewing the training standards adopted by driving schools and the compatibility of these standards with the country’s traffic laws and regulations. The workshop also helped to review the trainers’ qualifications and eligibility.

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