From now on, all the driving schools in Dubai will be regulated by the Licensing Agency under the ambit of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The decision came in the wake of an executive resolution that was announced earlier this week. The resolution was issued by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.
The resolution is applicable to all the driving schools that are being operated in the city. These also include free zones and development zones. However, security agencies and the military will not have to comply with the new resolution. The resolution essentially says that the licensing agency of the RTA will gauge whether the driving schools are complying with regulations and will also issue licenses. Moreover, they will also allocate the areas that will be used for driving instruction and will issue temporary permits for providing training areas.
All the licenses issued by the authority retain a validity of one year though the license for temporary instruction areas will be valid for only six months. Additionally, the resolution also specifies how the trainers and instructors should carry out their responsibilities. Violators will have to face a slew of penalties.