ISLAMABAD - Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Friday installed state-of-the-art 'Touch Screen System for conducting road signal tests of those applying to get new driving licenses.
On the occasion, Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Sultan Azam Temuri formally inaugurated the touch screen system installed here at the ITP Headquarters. The Capital is the first district throughout the country to have the new screen system with a purpose of smooth process to get the driving licenses. Dr. Temuri said the objective of the new screen system was to facilitate the applicants for the driving licenses.
This would enable at least 13 candidates to take tests at the same time and the entire process of clearing one test would be four minutes, he said. Dr. Temuri said that ITP was providing latest driving licenses to the citizens and the quality and the standard had no match.
He said there would be two language options for conducting the signal tests English and Urdu and each candidate would be given 10 questions. The successful candidates would have to give correct answers of at least seven questions of the road signals tests.
After clearing this road signal test, the applicant may appear in the road driving test.
Those applying for the driving license of the motorcycle may reappear after three days in case he fails in the first attempt of this road signal test.
Similarly, the candidates applying for LTV and HTV licenses may reappear after 42 days if they fail in the first attempt of road signal test under touch screen system. In case, the candidate is hesitant to take test on touch screen system in the first phase, he would have an option of taking the manual test of road signals. Students of ITP driving school, participants of the education workshops would be also acquainted with this newly installed system. The SSP said that ITP is endeavouring to improve driving skills of the citizens and trying to provide the best facilities to them.
Only way to save precious lives on roads is to improve the skills of drivers and ensure a transparent system for issuing a driving license, he said and thanked the community for its cooperation with traffic police which always encouraged the steps for improvement and gave valuable suggestion for better traffic discipline in the city.
Dr. Temuri said driving license of Islamabad would be further improved and such a security feature would be introduced that no one can get fake licenses.
He said that stimulators would be also brought soon for conducting the driving test of license seekers.
He also mentioned the steps being taken by ITP for safer road environment in the Capital, which includes the provision of latest technology to the traffic police, help line (1915).
The SSP said that ITP FM radio would be launched in near future while children traffic park would be set up. Traffic park for children would have four touch screens to educate them about traffic rules. He hoped all these steps would promote Community Policing and a better traffic system would be maintained in the City.