UAE Changes Manual Licensing Rules for Automatic Transmission License Holders
There is a particularly good news for all the automatic transmission license holders in the UAE. This is because automatic transmission driving license holders will be easily allowed to change over to get a permit for cars that make use of manual transmission from the October this year.
For the private car commuters, this saves a lot of hassle during the entire licensing process who earlier got an automatic permit, and had been getting trouble trying to get it changed.
Now, they just have to take a test that involves that will focus on the handling of the manual transmission gearbox.
Jamal Al Sada, Director(licensing), RTA, said the move will help the drivers who wish to have the choice of driving a manual-transmission vehicle but previously didn’t have the license to do so.
This move will also simplify the transition between varying cars for fleet drivers, and commercial drivers that might be using more than one vehicle on their job, with the different transmission system in cars.