The General Directorate of Traffic confirmed that it is not the concerned authority to grant a license to practice the profession of transferring school students. This statement came in response to what news and rumors have highly circulated in social media and local newspapers.
The General Directorate of Traffic stated that its role is limited to training the new driver on the safe transportation of students and licensing the bus and to ensure safety requirements after the driver has an official license of to transfer school students from the relevant authorities.
In regards to the licensing of buses in the technical examination, the statement added that this topic does not mean approval for the transfer of school students. It added that the technical examination is mandatory on all vehicles, including buses, and the General Directorate of Traffic gives a certificate of registration which is placed on the windshield of the vehicles of licensed drivers only that is given by the relevant authorities.