Ras Al Khaimah Implements Safety Measures at Driving Schools and in Test Vehicles

15 June 2020

In collaboration with Traffic and Licensing Centers in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Police and the General Resources Authority implement safety measures at driving schools and in test vehicles

Ras Al Khaimah Police, in conjunction with the Ras Al Khaimah General Resources Authority, has instigated a number of precautions in the emirate’s Traffic and Licensing Centers relating to learner drivers who are working towards earning their driving licenses.

The precautionary measures are based on the directions of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and follow the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Chairman of the Executive Council, concerning the gradual return to regular services for the emirate’s citizens and residents.

His Excellency Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, stated that this step comes as a part of the commitment of RAK Police and the General Resources Authority to ensure the continuity of business and phased return to normal life, in balance with ensuring continued protection from COVID-19 transmission.

One of the new precautionary measures being imposed on the almost 40 driving schools located across different areas of the emirate is the placing of a transparent barrier between the driving instructor and trainee, with the measure aimed at providing the highest levels of public health and the preservation of safety of all learner drivers and their instructors.

“This special barrier has been designed to fit inside the driver’s cockpit to separate the learner driver and their instructor and adds to the other important measures we have initiated to ensure the safety of both

parties. The shield has been designed so that communication between both learner and instructor is unencumbered, with the set-up helping to ensure the return of the comprehensive driver training framework to its normal status. The barrier will be available in vehicles of different categories, including heavy vehicles, and forms part of the directions of the prudent leadership to ensure the health and safety of community members as a top priority,” Al Nuaimi added.

For his part, His Excellency Brigadier Jamal Ahmad Al Tayer, Director-General of Resources and Support Services Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, commented; “In order to deliver all the requirements of customers, ensure their safety, and change working methods in a way that sustains performance in all situations and circumstances, we have implemented these preventive and precautionary methods, which will return the important role of driver training while protecting members of the public and driving school personnel.”

He added; “These important precautions apply from the moment a person enters a Customer Happiness Center through to the delivery of their services. We believe that they support the measures taken at the country level and help create a work environment that ensures the health and safety of all customers and employees.”

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