Driver's licence health rules to become stricter

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Re: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter

Post by buksida » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 am

Tougher driving tests, medical check eyed in road safety push

The Department of Land Transport is set to adopt more stringent standards for driving tests to improve road safety.

Among the new procedures expected to be implemented next year is a full electronic testing system, said Kamol Buranaphong, the department's deputy director-general.

The system could help reduce arguments between applicants and testers, he said.

In addition, a finger-scanning system will be used to authenticate the identity of drivers who sit the exam.

In another move, the department also intends to review an individual's medical history as part of the application.

Applicants with health problems which could pose an obstacle to their ability to drive safely will be prohibited from obtaining a driving licence, said Mr Kamol.

Health conditions that may disqualify applicants include severe hypertension, epilepsy and diabetes.

Those who have undergone heart or brain surgery who doctors find unfit to drive will also be disqualified from taking the test, said.

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