Dubai RTA to set new driving test standards

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LONG DRIVE: Dubai driving test candidates will face tougher examinations under the proposed regulations.

LONG DRIVE: Dubai driving test candidates will face tougher examinations under the proposed regulations.

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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Posted by: Abdul Salam

An RTA examiner with his not so good grammar ask you to park your car at no parking area, when refused he insist that "Its Okay!! other student come front to drive" He said!! When I parked, guess what?? He failed me for parking in a no parking area. Insane!!

Posted by: Jad

An RTA examiner asked me to overtake a truck. When I told him I can't at the moment, he got annoyed and asked why not. I told him the markings on the road do not permit overtaking but I can overtake up ahead where the markings are dashed. He seemed annoyed but said OK.

The result: I was the only one in the car to receive my driving license.

Stick to the rules and do not break them even if the instructor insists on it.

Posted by: blonde

why some instructor are shouting his student, i'm not paying just someone yell @ me, i want to this a confidence that you mark on your ads?....

Posted by: Anonymous

Even the test at present is not proper! however proper we drive they still does some serious hard work in finding mistakes and failing that person! experience speaks here! i still haven't got my license n 2day was my 4th test! i drove properly according to the safety regulations! but stil the examiner was successful in finding faults and failing me! its getting alot frustrating! n the money aft each test is too much! n today my examiner askd me to cross the yellow lines but i didnt! stil he forced me to! doesnt he have any rules to follow? or is he exempted from following?

Posted by: Bill

I'm sorry, do you drive on the same roads as the rest of us???
Have you seen the standard and ability of people out there on the
Anything that helps improve the driving ability and conditions on the roads is more than welcome.........

Posted by: Ayesha

new driving test system is an excuse to earn more money.

Posted by: Anonymous

I agree with the above person...Its just another way of earning money...

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