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Automatic transmission for Driving Test start May 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 – The proposed use of an automatic transmission vehicle for the driving test will be implemented by mid next year, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.

He said the proposal was expected to be implemented throughout the country on May after renovation to be completed Driver Education New Curriculum.

Abdul Rahim said the ministry was not in a hurry in implementing automatic vehicle driving tests to be fair to institute or driving school operators.

“We need to give time as they need to replace a manual to an automatic car. This all costs, so we are for their time, “he said.

He said even with the introduction of an automatic transmission vehicle, it is up to students to choose either manual or automatic vehicle for learning.

Abdul Rahim said the proposal was implemented, more people are expected to hold a license, especially those who are older and women.

On the new curriculum that will be adopted, Abdul Rahim said the modification to intensify efforts to produce a prudent and disciplined drivers.

“Previously our curriculum more on the skills and knowledge of the law of the road so we are testing the law and related tests of skills, but now we add an element of how to be more considerate driver,” he said.

Abdul Rahim said the driver’s efforts to create a disciplined, prudent and considerate can help reduce the fatal accident rate for 60 to 70 percent of the accidents of human factors.

He also said there is no proposal to replace the Demerit Point System with other systems because it is still relevant, which also adopted by many countries.

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