Proclamation No. 1074/2018
A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR DRIVER’S QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATION LICENSE
WHEREAS, the prevailing causes of traffic accident against human life and property mainly arises due to the deficiency in the procedure of issuance of driving license and it is found necessary to bring about qualified drivers by averting the existing situation;
WHEREAS, it has been found necessary to create a uniform, standard and effective system for the issuance of qualification certification of driving license at national level;
WHEREAS, it has been found necessary to amend the requirements to be fulfilled to obtain driver`s qualification license to reduce traffic accident that occur due to lack of experience and competence in driving;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Driver’s Qualification Certification License Proclamation No. 1074/2018”.
In this Proclamation:
The objective of this Proclamation shall be:
This Proclamation shall be applicable to driver’s qualification certification license issued to drivers operating motor vehicles on any Ethiopian roads.
POWERS AND DUTIES
5. Powers and Duties of the Authority
Without prejudice to the powers vested in it by law, the Authority shall have the following powers and duties:
6. Standards of Driver’s Qualification Certification License
Any person to be eligible for a motor vehicle driver’s qualification certification license shall:
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 10 of this Proclamation, the learner shall able to drive alone in the case of a qualification test.
12. Age and Education Requirements
Any person applying for a driver’s qualification certification license shall:
7/ Notwithstanding the provision of sub-article 1 of this article,
Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 10 of this Proclamation:
1/ Any person who violates this Proclamation shall be punished in accordance with the appropriate law.
2/ Without prejudice to the general provision of sub-article (1) of this Article, if a driver, holding a motor cycle or three-wheel motor cycle category driver’s qualification certification license, found driving out of the category shall be punished as he is driving without having a license.
3/ Without prejudice to the general provision of sub-article (1) of this Article, if a driver, having no driver`s qualification certification license of a motor cycle or three-wheel motor cycle, found driving a motor cycle or three-wheel motor cycle holding other category of driver`s qualification certification license, shall be punished as he is driving without having a license.
26. Repealed and Inapplicable Laws
Driving licenses issued prior to the coming into force of this Proclamation shall remain valid until the Ministry issued a directive as to the manner and time of such change.
28. Power to Issue Regulation and Directive
1/ The Council of Ministers shall issue regulations for the implementation of this proclamation.
2/ The Authority shall issue directives for the implementation of the regulations issued pursuant to sub-article (1) of this Article;
29. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force on the date of its Publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 14th day of February, 2018
MULATU TESHOME (Dr)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA