As per a report by Moneycontrol, chances are that soon you might not need to take a driving test to get yourself a driving license. This development comes after the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a draft notification, which highlights a detailed set of norms that, from now on, driver training centres across the country will have to abide by.
The crucial requirements for training centres have been chalked out to ensure quality driving training to the citizens.
The ministry further, in a statement, went on to add that “Anybody who successfully completes driver training from such centres will be exempted from taking a driving test while applying for a driving licence at the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs)”.
“Any individual on successful completion of driver training from such centres will be exempted from the requirement of a driving test while applying for a driving licence”.
According to the release, “The step will also help the transport industry to have specially trained drivers, which will improve their efficiency and reduce road accidents.”
Naturally, quality drivers are the need of the hour as government targets to reduce road accidents by half by the year 2025. The target has been set on the sideline of huge investment in roads and highway projects spawning across the county to better tune with the ever-growing manufacturing sector.
While addressing the National Road Safety Council meeting, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pressed hard on the government’s plan to reduce road accidents keeping Sweden as an example. In Sweden, for the unaware, there is zero-tolerance for road accidents, Gadkari had noted.