Automobile and motorbike driver training centres which issue graduating certificates for trainees without training them properly will not be allowed to enrol new students for six months and directors of the centres will be docked their wages.
HA NOI —
The new regulation of the Ministry of Transport is contained in its draft circular of punishment for violating automobile and motorbike driver training centres expected to be submitted for the Government's approval next year. Under the draft circular, driver training centres must use curriculums put out by the Ministry of Transport which ensure the training duration.
The centres must have measures preventing violations of criteria controling enrolment, training, exams, issuing licences and training fee collection and use.
Centres allowed to organise driving tests have to improve their infrastructure and equipment for training and examinations.
The draft circular regulated that if driver training centres did not post their fees in public, centre trainers did not have proper qualifications or driving-school cars did not ensure safety norms, they would receive a warning, suffer enrolment suspension or their training licences would be withdrawn.
Deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Transport Thach Nhu Sy said a circular issued in 2009 did not suspend violating training centres from enrolment or dock wages of centre directors.
After a number of training centre violations recently, however, the had ministry raised the level of punishment, he said.
During an inspection of 20 random training centres the ministry inspectors discovered many violations.
The Can Tho Vocational School shortened the regulated time for theory lessons from 80-72 hours. At the Viet Duc Vocational School in Lang Son, only 15 per cent of driving-school cars were new whereas it was regulated that 60 per cent of driving-school cars must be new. — VNS