Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Digital assessments to improve driver licensing

    8/12/2016 7:30 AM
     
    • iAssess application to enable driver assessment recording
    • Technology to improve licence processing times and learner driver experience 

    The Liberal National Government is making life easier for people learning to drive with the implementation of iAssess - a mobile tablet application that electronically records Practical Driving Assessments (PDA).

     

    Transport Minister Bill Marmion said drivers undertaking a Practical Driving Assessment would now have their full assessment recorded digitally.

     

    "This technology will reassure drivers being tested that their assessment is fair, objective, transparent and easy to review if they have any concerns over the testing process," Mr Marmion said.

     

    "Analysis of data collected will enable the identification of trends showing where key driver behaviour needs to be improved and targeted with further education.

     

    "The iAssess application will link to existing licensing administration systems to streamline processing of assessment records, which means reduced waiting times for drivers following their test.

     

    "We want to ensure the driving licence assessment process is as equitable and convenient as possible for those being tested and those conducting the testing."

     

    With the successful trial of the iAssess application at Mirrabooka Driver and Vehicle Services Licensing Centre - the Department of Transport can confidently roll-out the new technology to all its centres.

     

    "This is another example of the Department of Transport embracing innovative digital solutions to improve services to the community, maximise the effectiveness of the driver testing process and make our roads safer for everybody," the Minister said.

     

    Fact File

    • The iAssess project started in November 2015 and concluded in September 2016
    • Project objectives included:
      • an improved customer experience when undertaking a PDA
      • improved processing times and increased transparency of the testing process
      • the removal of the PDA manual paper-based system 

    Minister's office - 6552 6800

     

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