25 October 2016Last updated

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New drivers to get first aid training in Dubai

RTA plans to add short health and emergency management course to driving curriculum shortly

9 May 2016 | 03:11 pm

Residents applying for a driving licence will have to undergo first aid and emergency training, a top official from Dubai’s transport sector regulator has said.

Several enhancements are being made to the driver’s training programme in Dubai.

Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, said: “We are looking at ways to incorporate first aid and emergency response training in our driving curriculum. I think this is very important because we have seen a growing occurrence of heart attacks and other emergencies when people are behind the wheel and, due to lack of training and awareness, people do not know how to react in these emergency situations.”

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