The traffic education agency is setting up classes for individuals who have not passed basic general education. The classes are 2 and a half hours each and twice a week for a month, said the Dirección General de Educación Vial. They are being given all over the country for persons who simply want to obtain a license and those who wish to work in public transportation.
The agency uses the word iletradas, which basically means illiterate. Those who cannot read well need special help because getting a license requires a written test as well as a test behind the wheel.
The agency said it was setting up these classes so that those individuals who have not completed basic education do not fall victim to scams and con men.