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The Road Traffic Regulations – Driving Schools and Instructors Part 2

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The Road Traffic Act – Driving Schools and Instructors Part 2

Under the new Road Traffic Act, driving schools and instructors are expected to satisfy regulatory and operational requirements before providing services to the public.

Licensing of Driving Schools

All driving schools must:

  • Prove that either the owner, director or partner of the driving school is a certified driving instructor
  • Provide evidence that the building to be used for classrooms:
    • Is approved for that purpose by the Local Authority
    • Is in good repair and equipped with adequate firefighting and protective equipment, toilet facilities, first aid supplies, desks, chairs, audio and visual equipment and other relevant items
  • Submit a written outline of the classroom and on-the-road instructional programme which shall meet or exceed the minimum programme standards established by the Authority.

 Certification of Driving Instructors

According to regulation 168 (1), all instructors must be certified. To qualify, individuals must:

  • Be at least 24 years of age
  • Have no less than two years’ driving experience
  • Successfully complete the training programme approved by the Authority
  • Present a satisfactory criminal record report, two character references and a medical certificate
  • Pay the relevant fees

For additional information, contact:
Island Traffic Authority
38H Maxfield Avenue
Kingston 10
Tel: 876-754-1900-1/876-754-2590-3
Email: ps@mtw.gov.jm
Website: https://mtm.gov.jm/ita
Facebook & Instagram: @mtmjamaica
Twitter: @MTMJamaica

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