The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is now allowing interested drivers with Automatic Transmission driving license to apply for a Manual Transmission license under light vehicle category.
Another good news is that you won’t have to undergo training lessons but a simple test that would focus on the handling of the manual gear system. In case you fail, you will have to comeback all prepared before taking away your manual license.
Dealing with Manual Transmission needs certain skills such as the attention on the road while shifting gears, ability to shift gears without distraction, and coping with the smooth shifting between gears while driving. It is a different case scenario for holders of Manual Transmission driving licenses as they can easily cope with Automatic Transmission without requiring tests.
So put your energies focussing on the gearbox and get ready to take charge of your vehicle. Visit one of the RTA Centers to enquire more.
(Please hyperlink “RTA Centers” to: https://www.rta.ae/)