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Training to drive for under-18 students

Candidates from the age of 17 years six months would be able to start training from driving licences, if a proposal made by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is approved by the Ministry of Interior.

RTA has submitted a suggestion to explore the possibility of allowing those who have completed 17 years and six months to open a traffic file and train to drive light vehicles, according to a report published by Khaleej Times.

However, according to the proposal the candidates would be able to get the licence only after completing 18 years of age and obviously pass the test.

The proposal aims at easing the difficulties faced by Higher Secondary School students, who would  want to have driving licence before they enter the university.

This is particularly relevant as training to drive is a long process and could interfere with their academics.
 

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