Jaipur: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) has stopped driving license trials on the recently introduced automated driving track at Jagatpura following many lapses in the system. The decision to stop the trial was taken after the majority of the driving license applicants – almost 85% – failed to pass the test. Of the 80 people who gave trial on the track, 68 were declared not fit for license.
“Most people who failed complained that they knew how to drive, but they failed due to the lapses in the new automated driving system. The trials were conducted on the new track for three days, but now we have decided to stop them for a while,” said a senior RTO officer.
These people complained that they were declared unfit for license even on account of small mistakes. These people will need to pay the test free – Rs 300 – again and go through the trial again in a week.
The applicants go through four phases of the trial. In the first phase, they have to park the vehicle parallel and in an angular angle in 30 seconds. In the second phase, they need to drive forward and in reserve on an 8-shaped track in just 30 seconds. In the third phase, they get 70 seconds to drive on an H-shaped track while following all the traffic rules. In the fourth phase, the applicant needs to drive on an elated track with a height of up to 5 feet. If the driver couldn’t control the vehicle for 20 seconds, the sensors will go off.
Cameras automatically record the mistakes made by an applicant. The marks are reduced on the basis of the number of mistakes.