Licenses of 10,600 accident-prone Turkish drivers to be revoked if unable to pass test
DHA photoTurkish authorities will subject drivers who are involved in more than three traffic accidents a year to a psychotechnical test, daily Habertürk reported on June 12, noting that those that fail to pass the test will be stripped of their driver’s licenses.
Drivers with poor records will be subjected to the assessment test in an effort to evaluate their cognitive skills, such as perception, memory, reasoning and attentiveness. The test will also evaluate drivers’ reaction time and speed during emergency situations, motion anticipation, fine motor movement, visual and auditory abilities and multi-limb coordination.
Drivers unable to pass to the test will be forced to retake it until they succeed; otherwise, their licenses will be revoked.
The system is being developed as part of a project by insurance companies to prevent premiums from increasing and to reduce the number of accidents on Turkey’s roads.
According to information from the country’s police, 10,600 Turkish drivers have been involved in three or more traffic accidents in the past year.