RTA revamps Dubai's driving test conditions

RTA aims to reduce chance of examiners making a mistake during tests.
Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images
Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images

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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) is planning to revamp driving test procedures to "better judge a driver".

Ahmad Hashem Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, made the comments, adding that the RTA is in the trial period of using technology to reduce the risk of human error on the part of examiners, reports Gulf News

“We are using some sensors and cameras in the cars to see how much they can help," he revealed. "We are trying to automate as much as we can and hopefully we can implement these steps for the road tests soon."

He also said the RTA has increased monitoring of examiners.

Among the steps taken by RTA to ensure the road tests are fair is constant rotation of examiners between different institutes and regular training. .

“We have a very strict system in place to measure the examiners’ performance. We constantly check their pass rates and fail rates and if we suspect anything fishy we take further action,” Behroozian said.

Of 1,400 aspiring drivers taking a driving test in Dubai daily, about 30 percent will pass.

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