The work on the automated driving track has been completed at RTO office in Jagatpura in Jaipur. The sensor equipped track will now test the driving skills of people applying for a driving license. Since the driving skills will be evaluated based on a sensor technology there would be no involvement of human judgement. It will not only ensure that only skilled drivers get the license, but also eradicate corruption, senior RTO officers said.
The driving test will be conducted in three phases. In the first phase, a person will have to drive on an ‘8’ shaped driving track. The applicant will need to first drive forward and then in reserve. There will be 20 sensors on this track. Any misstep will cause the alarms to go off.
The applicant will then need to drive on an elated track with a height of up to 5 feet. If the driver couldn’t control the vehicle, the sensors will go off.
Similarly, the drivers will be asked to park the vehicles in a proper way.
“There will be cameras which will automatically record the mistakes made by an applicant. The marks will be reduced on the basis of the number of mistakes. People will apply for license online and will get an appointment on a specific date and time. They will need to report for driving test 45 minutes prior to the appointment time,” said an RTO officer.
He added that the system will reduce any chances of error in human judgement.
“Besides we keep getting complaints about the involvement of middlemen. It is alleged that these middlemen help people pass driving tests. The automated driving track will eliminate any chances of corruption because no one will be able to fool the technology,” the officer said.
First published: May 14, 2018