Team formed to inspect dubious driving schools


KARACHI: Deputy Inspector General of Karachi Licence Department Aftab Pathan on Monday constituted a committee to check shoddy motor driving schools as per the criterion required in Traffic Rule 23.

DIG said Traffic Rule 23 suggests that motor training schools should have proper workshops for providing basic training of engine to learner drivers besides giving them training of checking tyre pressure and water level in radiator. He said it is also mandatory for them to have dual operating systems in their driving training vehicles so as to avoid any untoward incident during the training.

Aftab regretted that as per previous survey of his department 85 percent of driving schools are not registered with the Karachi Licence Department and being operated without having valid licence issued from the department.

He said he has now formed a committee to conduct a new survey on shoddy driving schools so as stern action could be initiated against them.

DIG said 90 percent of these driving schools have no proper workshops and they are working in small shops and also serving as estate agencies, etc, which is against to law. He said these driving training schools are not providing better training to learner drivers in the city. He warned the owners of those driving schools to bring reforms in their schools; otherwise, stern action would be taken against them.

He said they had designed a proforma which will be used by the officials during the survey and then it would be decided to issue licence if any schools meet the criterion or stern action would be taken against those found in violating the traffic laws.