As per the draft, only drivers are prohibited from possessing alcohol, drugs or other banned substances, using their hands on phones or other electronic devices. No driving teacher.
Currently, the law does not prohibit
Except that under the Drug Prevention and Control Act 2021 the use of drugs is inherently prohibited to all, a driving instructor, being a “carrier person”, shall be allowed to consume alcohol or possess a phone, music player, computer etc. is not prohibited from using. While giving driving practice instructions as per current road traffic laws.
The provisions of the Law on Vocational Education, of which driver training is a part, do not have the same restrictions on teachers when teaching.
In particular, the Law on the Prevention and Control of the Harmful Effects of Alcohol and Beer 2019 has rules that prohibit officers and employees from consuming alcohol immediately before working hours, during working hours and during breaks between working hours. Let’s stop Thus, if a teacher drinks wine or beer the night before and still has a blood alcohol content the next morning, it is not a violation.
Driving teachers have an impact on traffic safety
However, the driving teacher is actually a special “carrier”. This passenger is required to be present, seated in the correct position and responsible for guiding the driver, having the right to intervene by taking action when necessary, such as using the auxiliary brake, handbrake and even taking turns. It is also necessary to bow down. The steering wheel is called ” Protect the steering wheel”, ensuring traffic safety during the exercise.
The law, specifically Decree 100/2019/ND-CP, also stipulates that “teachers who allow students to practice driving in violation of road traffic rules shall be sanctioned according to the regulations for the acts of that violation”. will be given.”
To do this, the teacher’s senses have to function like or even more than a normal driver. In particular, the instructor must also constantly monitor road signs, surrounding traffic conditions, weather and roads to deal with all situations.
In addition, teachers must constantly observe their actions, attitudes and feelings in order to support students both psychologically and in driving.
Therefore, it is clear that driving lessons require at least the same level of alertness and concentration as driving a vehicle.
Even with a lack of alertness or concentration, teachers may have words and actions that cause embarrassment and loss of composure for students, increasing the risk of traffic accidents more than usual.