In a move to make driving tests more challenging for new drivers, five new automated driving test centers will be opened in the city. The ongoing system is quite easy and does little to actually test the individual. Thus to make it a test of one's skills, the plan is to have more challenging driving test centers that will scrutinize each and every move of the people in a simulated environment.
There will be five new test centers across Delhi - Raja Garden, Rohini, Dwarka, Loni Road and Jharoda Kalan.
Getting a driving license in Delhi won't be as easy as it is now. Soon, you'll be put through a rough driving test, with U bends, nasty curves and situations that are very likely to happen. All this is being done so that the testers get a better idea of one's driving skills.
Apart from that, the automated driving test centers will also prepare new drivers for any situation. The normal driving test that is used now, requires you to drive on a road full of traffic. Contrary to popular opinion, this is actually quite easy and doesn't fully give an idea of one's driving skills.
If you already have a driving license with you, then you've got nothing to worry about. However, if you're a new driver, looking for one, then depending on which RTO you get your DL from, it could be a major hurdle for you.
As it is, traffic laws in Delhi are quite stringent and this new automated driving test will ensure that you, the driver gets a better idea of what it's like to drive on more than just a traffic filled route.
This move will ensure that Delhi streets are safer and people driving the vehicles are more skilled.
Here, there are several roundabouts, U-turns, hair pin bends, short curves, speed cameras, loads of speed breakers, parallel parking, reversing up a gradient, two eight figures and simulated traffic junctions. All of these require you to put your skills to the pedal, which is why they could pose a problem if you're not that great of a driver.
With the added CCTV cameras, and surveillance methods, the testers can fully go through how you fared in the test.
We're glad that more pressure is being put on new and learning drivers. Roads in Delhi are, in some places, very dangerous so with more careful and skilled riders and drivers, this issue could be curbed in the near future.