交通部公路總局規畫將從4月16日起試辦「機車駕訓補助」,考取駕照後就可領取1000元補助,全台適用,以期減少機車肇事率。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Starting on April 16, you will be entitled to an NT$1,000 subsidy for motorcycle training lessons aimed at curbing the accident rate, the Directorate General of Highway (DGH) said.

公路總局希望民眾在考機車駕照前,先上3天的駕訓班,總計16小時就可結訓,學費大約在2800元至3700元。

Conducted on a trial basis, the aforesaid training will be part of a three-day program that includes 16 hours of practice for a price ranging between NT$2,800 and NT$3,700.

計畫補助後等於每人只要花費1800元到2700元就可結訓,屆時四月將開放約8000人申請。

Thanks to the subsidy, the program will only cost between NT$1,800 and NT$2,700 per person. Don’t wait too long to register though. There are only 8,000 seats available in April.

另外為了確認考生確實有上課,機車上將裝有錄影設備驗證身分。

To prove that you’ve participated in the class, however, video equipment will be added to the motorcycles to verify the identification of each test taker.

公路總局指出,目前道路3大肇事族群主要為酒駕者、高齡者及機車騎士,但機車考照跟汽車考照不同,並未要求一定要上駕訓班,因此多數民眾都是自學後,就去考取機車駕照。

According to DGH, the three major groups of people involved in road accidents are drunk drivers, senior citizens, and motorcyclists. However, the latter doesn’t have to take any motorcycle driving lessons prior to the examination, meaning that most people practice on their own before they pass their driving test.

根據公路總局統計,去年共27萬人報考機車駕照,其中只有2800人參加機車駕訓班。

According to the latest data, a total of 270,000 people took the motorcycle test last year, but only 2,800 participated in a training course.

為鼓勵民眾上課,交通部編列800萬元經費,以補助鼓勵民眾增加上課意願。

In order to encourage the public to attend such a class, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has allocated a budget of NT$8 million for this program.