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Driving test shake-up could help tackle fraud, improve road safety

Update: December, 10/2019 - 09:27

 

New regulations will help improve overall road safety. — VNA/VNS photo Huy Hùng

HÀ NỘI ­— A planned shake-up of driving tests will ensure transparency and reduce the opportunities for fraud while improving road safety.

That was the message delivered by Nguyễn Văn Huyện, the general director of the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN).

In accordance with the Circular No 28/2019's regulations applied next year, theory and driving tests will be monitored by surveillance cameras.

The plan will help make tests more transparent and in the long term, improve driving conditions and traffic safety.

Lương Duyên Thống, director of the DRVN’s Vehicle and Driver Department, said: “When starting registration, the students would be given identification codes and login accounts which would be sent to the DRVN for management.

“It means the students had to provide their photos and finger prints.”

Whenever the student gets on the car, he or she has to register and take a photo to identify to start the class, Thống said.

The vehicles will be installed with equipment to monitor tests and the amount of time students spend behind the wheel, he added.

All the data will be transmitted to the DRVN instead of to transport departments and will be kept for two years.

“The online monitor would help prevent a situation of skipping classes by both trainers and trainees thereby improving the quality of training and testing,” said Lê Văn Đại, director of a vocational training centre of The Transport Company No 2. 

The testing centres have to install surveillance cameras by December 25.

The DRVN will next year build a training management centre costing VNĐ17 billion (US$735,000) to implement online monitoring nationwide.

The circular details plans to introduce simulation equipment to help trainees perfect their skills.

There will also be more lessons informing people about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. —VNS

 

 

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