The Department of Transport is working on a computerised learner’s licence testing procedure to help fight fraud and corruption in the issuing of learners' licences.

The Department of Transport is working on a computerised learner’s licence testing procedure to help fight fraud and corruption in the issuing of learners' licences.

According to , transport minister Dullah Omar said modern technology wouldl be introduced to limit human intervention in the testing process.

Omar said his department wanted an audiovisual, user-friendly computerised system to assist with the compiling of test questions and the marking of the test results.

“The system will be introduced at 330 learner driving licence testing centres in all 11 official languages,” he said, but did not give a time frame. The system uses a touch screen computer.

Omar said they were also experimenting with technology that would limit human intervention in the process of eye testing and the capturing of fingerprint information in the credit card format driving licence replacement process.

A question bank consisting of approximately 1 400 learner driver testing questions will be compiled.