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Published: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday December 8, 2013 MYT 7:14:28 AM

JPJ to grade driving schools next year

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will implement a grading system for all 195 driving institutes in the country next month.

The system is aimed at evaluating services provided by these institutes and rating them according to the number of stars in order to create healthy competition among the institutes.

Its director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said it had set up a special system of guidelines to grade the institutes nationwide.

“The institute with the best service will be categorised as five-star and the minimum is one star. We are confident in grading all institutes by the end of next year.

“The best institute will be recognised at a special award presentation ceremony.

“It is hoped that the system will motivate others,” he told reporters after opening a new institute in Batu Buruk here yesterday.

Ismail said the steep rise in the number of vehicles and motorists required many new driving institutes to be set up to accommodate more learner drivers.

The department, he said, would also introduce a driver education co-curriculum next year to emphasise awareness, discipline and prudence on the road. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Transport & Safety, Road Transport Department, driving institutes

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