Dubai RTA to set new driving test standards

Candidates will now face a longer practical examination, and follow a set test route.
LONG DRIVE: Dubai driving test candidates will face tougher examinations under the proposed regulations.
By Andrew White
Mon 22 Feb 2010 08:06 AM

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced it is to overhaul the driving test system in the emirate.

According to UAE daily Emirates Business, candidates will now face a longer practical examination, and follow a set test route that should require them to demonstrate a wider range of driving skills.

"By introducing the enhanced system, we aim to assess students on the basis of a specialised scientific vision that translates the intention of the agency to realise the objectives of carrying out driving tests in a fair manner,” said Mahmoud Al Marzouqi, Director of Drivers Training and Qualifying Department at RTA Licensing Agency.

"The detailed performance criteria encompass two main aspects; minor errors [comprising 16 points] and actual failure cases [comprising five error cases where committing any of them will be good enough to assess the applicant as a failure]," he added.

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