Technical problems delay hi-tech driving test

27th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

27 October 2005, MADRID — A new hi-tech computerised examination system designed to rule out cheating in driving tests has been delayed because of technical faults.

27 October 2005

MADRID — A new hi-tech computerised examination system designed to rule out cheating in driving tests has been delayed because of technical faults.

The Spanish daily El Pais reported how would-be drivers would have wait another six months before the pens and paper of the current examination system are replaced by its 21st Century version.

The Spanish traffic department said the system, which should have been brought in this autumn, will not be in use until April.

This was partly due to technical problems.

The system would have allowed prospective drivers to answer questions over a computer and receive their results in minutes.

The new system will be much more complex and almost every exam will be unique, in a bid to rule out cheating.

The computer can choose between 1,500 pre-defined questions resulting in a million possible combinations with each having two or more correct answers as opposed to just one at present.

The current Spanish driving test is already renowned for being more difficult than those in many other European countries.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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