Kalgoorlie gets a technology boost to improve provisional licensing

News for the Department of Transport
10
Apr
2019

New technology will provide improvements to the Practical Driving Assessments (PDA) for regional learner drivers in Kalgoorlie.

The iAssess application is now being used for PDAs in Kalgoorlie, with the new iAssess technology linking licensing administration systems, streamlining the processing of assessment records. 

Bradley Mitchell, Central Region Director Department of Transport (DoT) said the new technology will result in reduced wait times for more in-depth feedback for learner drivers following their test.

“Our Kalgoorlie customers can now sit their Practical Driving Assessments with the new iAssess enabled technology, which DoT is rolling out to the regions,” said Mr Mitchell.

“Applicants will be able to gain a better understanding of safe driving practices through improved feedback; and our assessors will receive a standardised report after the PDA.

iAssess has GPS tracking capability and is part of an application utilised on a mobile tablet which electronically records the PDA, as well as voice recording whilst in use.

“This technology allows us to track and monitor where learner drivers are having trouble when attempting their Practical Driving Assessment.

“In Kalgoorlie, learner drivers are currently struggling with stop signs and give way signs, so this is something we would be able to track on the iAssess application.

“We can then look at trends that show where key driver behaviour needs to be improved in the region and refine our education, to benefit both driving instructors and learner drivers in future,” Mr Mitchell said.

The Department of Transport is investing in a number of customer centric technologies and systems that will continue to improve the customer experience.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

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