The Transport Department has begun cracking down on driving schools in the city. It has not registered a single driving school in the last six months.
There have been several complaints with regard to inadequate infrastructure in driving schools. Over the last few months, inspectors from the Transport Department have been conducting checks on these schools.
“We have not registered any new driving school in the last six months at least,” said Transport Commissioner K Amaranarayana, speaking on the sidelines of the annual convention of Society for Automotive Fitness and Environment on Road Safety.
Over the last few years, over 300 driving schools have come up in the city, even as the skills of drivers has been called into question.
“There are certain rules stipulated in the Motor vehicles Act and we want to ensure that driving schools are adhering to them. Some don’t have classrooms to conduct tests or to teach students. They don’t even teach the signages,” he said.
Over the last few months, inspectors from the Department have been visiting these schools. “Schools that are not following the guidelines will have their licences cancelled,” the commissioner said.
The inspectors have been asked to submit a report on the condition in these schools and ,based on their recommendations, action will be taken, he said.