Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bikers to get training in capital

Nay Pyi Taw’s Road Transport Administration Department has begun offering a combined three-day skills course and licence test for motorbike users, a spokesperson said last week.

U Kyaw Sein, the department’s assistant director, told reporters on February 18 the training would be held at a 25-acre driving school in Poatbathiri, a new suburb of Nay Pyi Taw.

“We are going to start motorbike training on March 1 at Poatbathiri Driving Training School. The aim is to educate riders so they have better skills and know the traffic rules clearly. Hopefully, this will reduce road accidents,” U Kyaw Sein said.

The school opened in January 2010 to offer training and issue licences to both bike and car users. It is owned and operated by the department, which is under the Ministry of Transport.

Trainees who join the motorbike training need to supply their own bike for the three days. The course will be comprised of both practical and written elements and participants who complete it successfully will be issued with a licence, U Kyaw Sein said.

The course will cost about K2500 and a maximum of 50 riders will be accepted into each batch

U Kyaw Sein said the school will also soon launch car training courses for both experienced and inexperienced drivers.