The Licensing Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently introduced a new condition whereby the approved hospitals and medical clinics authorised to issue occupational health permits to drivers of heavy trucks, buses and taxis are obliged to post treatment duration online for these driving permits.
This requirement has become mandatory at the time a drivers are subjected to fitness tests.
The procedure will thus enhance the standards of road safety and minimise the onset of illness-related accidents.
“Obliging hospitals to specify the treatment period and the type of treatment is extremely important prior to the issuance of occupational permits to drivers of heavy trucks, buses and taxis, which in turn consolidates the governance systems through setting out procedural controls for the medical test,” said Jamal Assada, Director of Drivers Testing, RTA Licensing Agency.
Accordingly, occupational drivers suffering certain illnesses are obliged to take the prescribed medical treatment before appearing for retesting in order to ensure a safe driving practice for the driver, road users and roads.
“Tests are conducted through a number of hospitals and clinics all over Dubai carefully selected at top class standards in order to deliver excellent customer or medical services. More info
By WAM www.emirates247.com