On May 27, the National Trade Union Center and Türkmenawtoulaglary Agency held the 1st round of the annual competition among motorists "Döwrüm bagtyýar, ýolum ygtybar" in the capital of Balkan velayat. Nineteen drivers working in cars, trucks and buses took part in the event.
Contestants were evaluated in 3 categories: knowledge of traffic rules, technical knowledge of vehicles, and medical skills. In addition, drivers had to demonstrate awareness of the issues characterizing their professionalism: preparation of cars before driving, drivers' responsibility to pedestrians, solving difficult situations on the road, knowledge of technical characteristics of highways and new cars, car maintenance, understanding of the importance of road infrastructure development.
The winners of the first stage of the competition were: B. Bakashev (cab driver), Y. Kadyrov (bus driver), B. Tuvakammedov (truck driver). They received certificates of honor, gifts and a trip to the second round of the competition, which will be held in Balkanabat.
Source: Neutral Turkmenistan