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The Department of Land Transportation is set to embrace more rigid requirements for driving tests to enhance roadway security.

Amongst the brand-new treatments anticipated to be carried out next year is a complete electronic screening system, stated Kamol Buranaphong, the department’s deputy director-general.

The system might help in reducing arguments in between candidates and testers, he stated.

In addition, a finger-scanning system will be utilized to confirm the identity of chauffeurs who sit the test.

In another relocation, the department likewise means to examine a person’s case history as part of the application.

Applicants with illness which might position a barrier to their capability to drive securely will be restricted from getting a driving licence, stated Mr Kamol.

Health conditions that might disqualify candidates consist of extreme high blood pressure, epilepsy and diabetes.

Those who have actually gone through heart or brain surgical treatment who medical professionals discover unsuited to drive will likewise be disqualified from taking the test, stated.

The requirement for more requiring requirements in driving tests comes following news of a mishap in Pattaya including a chauffeur with epilepsy who lost control of his vehicle while experiencing a fit, triggering a mishap that left 2 dead and 15 hurt.

Motorist Akkharadet Udomrat, 44, supposedly had actually been dealing with epilepsy for the previous 5 years, a long time after he had actually gotten a driving licence.

When it comes to the problem of senior chauffeurs who want to continue driving however might go through disorders that make them hazardous on the roadways, Mr Kamol stated the department is thinking about embracing the British system where those aged 70 and older are needed to go through a medical examination every 3 years prior to the DLT chooses his/her demand to have their driving licence restored.

The useful part of the driving test likewise will be boosted to much better evaluate a candidate’s capability to drive, he stated, including all candidates will likewise be needed to score above 90% in the composed test to receive a driving licence.


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