NEW LEARNER DRIVERS MADE TO GO THROUGH SIMULATOR TRAINING

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Many videos have been posted on Facebook pages and online that showed bad driving practices. This has prompt the Traffic Police to come out with initiatives for those who are still learning to drive or ride.

Motorists who are still learning to drive or ride their vehicles will have to undergo mandatory simulator training from the start of 2019, through the use of driving or riding simulations that will be made available at driving schools here. Trials will commence at all three driving schools to allow Class 2B, 2A, 3 and 3A learner motorists to undergo simulation training by the first quarter of next year.

The initiative, which will be trialed in the first quarter of 2018, will allow these learner motorists to practise defensive driving or riding in a safe and controlled environment, said the Traffic Police (TP) at a press conference on Friday (June 30). Additionally, the validity period of the provisional driving licence (PDL) will be extended from six months to two years from the fourth quarter of this year, giving more time for those learning to ride or drive to attain their respective licences.

Hans J

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