New E-Testing Drivers Test Introduced In Stages Next Year

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JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 30 – The government will introduce e-testing, a new vehicle driving test system beginning next year once the pilot test ends at the end of this year. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the trial period would be held from the end of August until November at three driving institutes in Johor.

He said the system was in line with the government’s agenda to ensure that there was more integrity in the learning and testing for driving tests, especially in the effort to stop corruption and abuse of power.

“This initiative was first introduced by the Road Transport Department and an implementation study and trial project conducted, I have sat for the test and am very satisfied with the outcome even though I failed the slope test.

“If the minister can fail the test, this means that the system is really transparent as the learners must follow the rules set in the system,” he told reporters after attending a talk on the system held at Pusat Latihan Memandu Berjaya Berhad, Taman Perling, here today.

Loke said e-testing is more transparent as the learners are assessed without human intervention, which is different from the traditional method where a staff of the department is beside the student.

“All the systems are screened by computers, with closed-circuit television sets in the vehicle and its movement monitored by satellite with information posted on real-time at the control centres. This is good not only for the RTD but also for the driving institutes and students who will be tested by a system and not humans,” he said. — Bernama

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