RTA makes licencing touch-simple
The Traffic and Roads Agency department of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has taken the wraps off a new extended touch-screen version of its licensing exam.
The Traffic and Roads Agency department of Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has taken the wraps off a new extended touch-screen version of its licensing exam. The new system which is being unveiled at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is part of the agency’s continuing focus on providing world class services to the citizens of the UAE.
Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of the Licencing Agency says: “As we are constantly seeking to introduce the latest electronic technologies that reflect the extent of keeping pace with new developments, we have therefore aspired to measure the extent of knowledge about traffic rules and road safety gained by driving license applicants accordingly. The current theoretical test, which is still applicable, includes ten questions all of which are related to road signs only.”
“Therefore, through this new technology we have opted to add other questions raising the total number of questions to 35 in all relating to signals, skills of the applicant, measuring the traffic awareness of the applicant and how he or she copes with the vehicle and other road users in a way that proves the applicant’s aptitude for obtaining the driving license. The test comprises 17 general questions about driving, and 18 questions relating to the type of the required driving license. To pass the test, the applicant has to get at least 11 correct answers in the general questions, and at least 12 correct answers in the special questions category,” he explains.
The touch-screen version is intended to make it easier for applicants to move between questions and will be delivered in the three main languages that are in use in the UAE: Arabic, English and Urdu. Partially literate individuals will also be catered for, says the RTA’s Bahrozyan.
“We have also taken into consideration those individuals who cannot read through providing them with audio-visual systems to show them the requirements of the theoretical test. Driving institutes will deliver theoretical lectures to applicants seeking to obtain licenses before taking the theoretical test. Training material has to be approved by the Licensing Agency,” he adds.