A prototype of a new driver licensing process 3 Gate Licencing (3GL) was launched during the National Scientific Road Safety Conclave organised by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) in Chennai on Tuesday.
The 3GL process measures the behaviour of the driver, his knowledge of road safety and driving habits to practise the learned theory in a simulator and on-road driving conditions before receiving a valid driving licence, IIT Madras said in a press release.
"Road safety is getting collaborative with technology. However, each road, each region, city has its own DNA. To create such a scenario in a simulator is the biggest challenge," said director of IIT-M professor V Kamakoti said. Training drivers is the most important thing in road safety and training school bus drivers is a good start. Children see them driving the most and are impacted by it, he said at the inauguration of the event.
Additional director general of police and chairman of a special task force on road safety Vinit Wankhede said, "Technology has to be implemented in a manner which yields results on the ground. IIT and Tamil Nadu police are laying the groundwork for a scientific environment."
Some of the key outcomes during the event include flagging off a train-the-trainer programme for school bus drivers. Sharing the experiences of Tamil Nadu Special Task Force on the scientific enforcement approach to road safety jointly undertaken by IIT-Madras and the Tamil Nadu government, the release added.