Calgary Driving School Discusses How Driving Schools
Are in a Fix over Fees
Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014
Driving schools are unsure what to do after the Transport Ministry postponed implementation of the new curriculum for
Calgary, AB -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/21/2014 -- Driving schools seem to be confused as to what they should be doing following
the recent three-point turn on the new driving licence curriculum by the Transport Ministry and Road Transport Department
They are wondering whether to stop operations or continue as usual.
A poll of four driving institutes, two in Selangor and two in Kuala Lumpur, on the Transport Ministryâ€™s list, revealed four
different responses to the issue.
One driving institute in Kuala Lumpur told The Rakyat Post that all their classes and new registrations were on hold until
after Hari Raya as they were waiting for the RTDâ€™s final decision.
Another driving institute confidently responded that registration was still open, classes were still ongoing and quoted
RM1,600 as the price to apply for a class D (car) licence.
In Selangor, one driving school quoted RM1,000 to apply for the same licence but added that the price might go up to
between RM1,500 and RM1,700 after Hari Raya, depending on whether a registered student started the classes before or
after the new curriculum was implemented.
The last driving school queried quoted RM1,138 for the same licence, but was more frank when asked what would happen
if a new curriculum was implemented after a student was registered.
â€œIâ€™m not sure if you will have to follow the new procedures or the old procedures. I have no answer for you on that,â€•
A report last week stated that fees for driving classes would increase due to a new curriculum being implemented on Aug 1.
However, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai yesterday announced that the new curriculum had been put on
hold for further study by the RTD, especially on the cost factor.
He had said considerable research and work had already been done on the curriculum to improve road safety.
However, he said he had asked RTD to undertake further studies to review the curriculum and its costs to the public.
This followed public uproar that the driving schools may double their fees in view of the changes to the curriculum by the
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