JPJ officers will monitor the automated tests from a control room. <small> Cover image via Pandu Laju Sayidah Napisah/Blogspot </small>
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) recently announced that they plan to launch an automated driving test or ‘e-testing’ system this year
According to Sinar Harian, the new system is expected to be implemented by June 2020 at all driving schools nationwide.</p>
Candidates will no longer have a JPJ officer sitting next to them during driving tests under the new system
JPJ director general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid said that<b> tests would be assessed remotely. </b>
He explained, “Candidates will still have to go through the normal circuit. However, the examiner will no longer be in the car and will monitor the test from a control room at the driving institute.”
“If the candidate bumps into a pole or commits any other mistake, the officer in the control room will know immediately,” he added.
They hope that through this initiative, they will be able to lessen human-to-human interactions and increase the integrity of the department.
The e-system is currently being tested out at several driving institutes in Johor as a pilot project
According to The Star, the 'Ujian Kurikulum Pendidikan Pemandu' (KPP01 Test) and other JPJ table tests are also quickly shifting towards being fully computerised.
A total of 122 driving institutes in Malaysia have applied to open computerised examination centres on their premises.
A reminder to buckle up this year:
Besides that, mandatory child car seats for private vehicles are among new laws that came into force this year:
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