DLT introduces electronic driving test

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Bangkok – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is aiming to raise the overall standard of driving tests by introducing an e-driving system developed by vocational students to ensure standardized assessment. In addition to improving the quality of driving for road safety, the new technology also aligns with the government’s policy of developing the potential of human resources.

The e-driving system uses computer software to detect vehicle movements as opposed to an instructor overseeing the test. The test consists of driving a vehicle backwards and forwards without hitting marker poles, parking by a pavement within a designated area, and reversing into a parking spot. An alarm will sound if the driver hits any obstacles.

The DLT is piloting the e-driving system at 10 out of its 196 test centers across the country. The remaining systems will be installed by the end of the year, thereby boosting credibility in the issuance of driver’s licenses according to international standards.