The transport ministry has proposed changes to the rules related to Accredited Driver Training Centres (ADTC). Under the draft amendment, renewal of accreditation of an ADTC shall be valid for five years. A syllabus for imparting training for two-wheelers has also been specifically detailed to comprehensively cover practical as well as theoretical knowledge in the draft amendment.
Guidelines for accreditation of Driving Training Centers were issued in August last year. It was stated that these Institutes would not only impart scientific and systematic Training to driving aspirants but also inculcate good behavior among road users and road safety.
In April this year, the centre decided to include knowledge and understanding of fuel efficient driving techniques among the training topics for those learning how to drive. It was also proposed to introduce rules for those being taught how to drive two wheelers at driving schools. The two wheeler driving training is supposed to be covered in 20 sessions over a span of 2 weeks.
The theory sessions cover traffic education, first aid, road etiquette, causes of accidents, and fuel efficiency among others. The practical lessons include basic and skill driving practices, night driving, and driving in single and multiple lanes among others. Two wheeler drivers will also need to know how to make minor repairs, checks and replacement of a flat tyre by Stepney according to the proposed rules.