Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NADS Urges Public To Choose Only Approved Driving Schools

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The National Association of Driving Schools (NADS) has called on members of the public to choose only association approved driving schools.

According to NADS, this will help to reduce on the number of people who are short changed by unscrupulous driving instructors.

Approved sticker

Association President, Kingson Jean, told St Lucia Times that approved stickers are placed on the windscreens of vehicles belonging to driving instructors who perform in a professional and ethical manner.

“If the association finds that any of our members have been acting in a manner unbecoming of a driving instructor, our sticker will be pulled from that member,” Jean explained.

He disclosed that in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, a number of measures have been implemented to maintain standards among driving instructors.

The measures will come into effect by January 1, 2019, he stated.

They include a provision that all driving schools carry a headboard during the period that persons are being taught to drive.

According to Jean, this was deemed necessary since many instructors get away with traffic and other violations because they cannot be identified by members of the public.

He revealed that other requirements are that all driving school vehicles carry a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit.

Jean told St Lucia Times that NADS members are certified first aid responders.

He praised Chief Transport Officer, Lenita Joseph, whom he said deserved most of the credit in connection with the implementation of the new measures.



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  1. Provide a list of the approved driving schools/instructors so the public is aware from now. That does NOT need to waut until Jan 2019.

  2. this is nonsense. no driving school should be operating without a necessary license and going through certain procedures to become a licensed operator. this can explain my so many fools are on the road taking innocent people lives. thats not the operators fault. thats government fault for not putting proper procedures in place to make sure driving schools have competent people and that this it is well monitored and that drivers educating drivers should be trained.

  3. It would make sense for them to publish the list of approved driving schools or direct people to contact for their organization to confirm whether a specific instructor is authorized. St. Lucia is just so backward man.

  4. You mean to say that we actually have driving schools that are not licensed? So anybody can just put up a sign and take customers for the ride? So these guys inpersonating,fooling people.?Thank god they are not doctors,but still,they are comiting a fraud.Just haul them in and charge them please.seize their vehicles,make them pay.

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