Great news: the driving curriculum is updated

Great news: the driving curriculum is updated 

The General Directorate of Traffic is set to make driving training even more effective by adding eight new languages to the driving curriculum, which is currently available in 10 languages, reported The Peninsula.

Captain Khalid Abdulaziz Al Ghanim, General Supervisor of Driving Schools at the General Directorate of Traffic, said the high percentage of failure in driving licence tests showed the Department’s keenness to reduce traffic accidents.

“The Department has tightened mechanisms of issuing driving licence and the aim is to decrease the rate of injuries and deaths resulting from traffic accidents,” he told The Peninsula.

The department earlier said it would set up a Unified Smart Training System in all driving schools, making life easier for people taking the theoretical tests.

The department is preparing the unified curriculum in more than 18 languages which are commonly used in Qatar instead of the existing 10 languages.

“This will make tests more easier for people, especially the ones who aren’t educated because when they’re taught traffic laws in their languages they’ll understand them better.”

“We’re keen that trainees must know Qatari traffic rules fully, especially the most common traffic violations to avoid them in driving like jumping red signal, parking at the spaces reserved for people with special needs etc,” he pointed out.

Al Ghanim has affirmed that every trainee has digital device in classrooms loaded with a comprehensive traffic curriculum consisting of audio and video information explaining the traffic rules and most common violations.

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