|A Driver Training and Testing Facility in Tuyên Quang. — Photo VNA/VNS Quang Đán|
HÀ NỘI — Centres teaching people to drive should concentrate on traffic laws and training students how to react quickly to dangerous situations on the roads.
These are among instructions featured in a document issued by the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN) to all local Departments of Transport (DoT).
The DRVN ordered local DoTs to strictly inspect driver training facilities, especially those that train motorcycle drivers, ensuring the proper teaching according to Circular No.12/2017 of the Ministry of Transport.
Facilities that commit violations will be penalised under Directive No.100/2019/NĐ-CP of the Government on punishing administrative violations in road and rail traffic.
"Local DoTs must properly execute administrative formalities on issuing and exchanging driver licenses, as well as searching for driver information and license violation data," said the DRVN.
"This is due to instances of drivers being stripped of their licenses but report to authorities that their licenses have been lost, so that they can apply for a knew one."
According to traffic experts, the current driver education and testing programs should be further developed, specifically the ability to execute safety maneuvers in dangerous traffic situations, and issuing of temporary driver licenses.
"Many countries issue driver licenses in two separate periods," said Vũ Anh Tuấn, Director of the Vietnamese-German Centre for Transportation Research of the Vietnamese-German University.
"In the first period, the driver is issued a temporary license for two years before he claims the permanent driver license in the second period.
"Should the driver violates traffic law in the first period, he will be penalised and can't be issued a license. This ruling would ensure that drivers in traffic are safe drivers." — VNS