RTA launches education program for cabdrivers
The program will help educate taxi drivers in the city on traffic rules and regulations, and on communicating with customers.
February 28, 2010 4:23 by kippreport
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has teamed up with the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) to run an “educative program” for taxi drivers in Dubai to reduce traffic offences, and improve their quality of service, the body announced on Sunday. Cab drivers will be given daily lectures and booklets detailing penalties, offences and other procedures applicable by the DTC and the Dubai Police.
The program will educate drivers on “traffic safety principles, safeguarding the safety of road users, passenger smuggling and adhering to the official dress. It also includes up-keeping the vehicle, managing a taxicab, customer service, communicating with customers, and etiquettes and conducts to be observed in all cases and conditions. The program also elaborates on traffic offences such as reckless driving, avoiding jumping the red light signal, and obstructing traffic flow (parking amid public bus stops, parking behind vehicles),” Mansour al-Falasi, acting director of Franchise and Enforcement Department at RTA said in a statement.
He also said that they are planning to run the program throughout the year on a shift basis.