Courtesy the key to end bad habits
Experts believe overcoming bad driving begins with instructors passing on good habits to students.
Such traits include being 'patient, courteous, polite and not overtaking other motorists', said Carolina Yip Lai-ching, assistant commissioner of the Transport Department.
The department and the Vocational Training Council in December began offering one-month, four-session training courses to instructors, where instructors learn new traffic rules and student exam requirements.
At the end they receive a 'Quality Driving Instructor' identification card with the department's logo.
The course is voluntary, costs $550 and is open to all 1,500 instructors.