Taking note of reports about people getting driving licences issued without taking a test, the city police will procure a special equipment to check the applicants' skills on steering wheel before issuing them the licences.
The applicants will have to appear for a simulator test at the regional transport authority. The step is being considered to ensure road safety. The simulator, a computerised machine, can emulate different kinds of situations which a driver may encounter on the road and can test his/her reflexes for the same. “Applicants will feel realistic operation environments. A simulator is a car or heavy vehicle driver cabin or even a two-wheeler with realistic operators' environment. Trainees will be tested in different driving conditions,” said Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal.
The machine also enables people to learn driving skills on different roads such as snow-covered terrains, hillocks and busy junctions. The realism of driving scenes is enabled by use of a projected screen system.
“We have discussed about this project with the concerned authorities. The budget is yet to be finalised, but the discussion is in final stage. The simulators will be installed at licencing authority offices in the coming days,” Deswal said.
“With the new system, the process of getting a driving licence will be without any human interface,” the official said.