26 Sep 2018 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 SEP (NAMPA) A new learners licence study guide was launched here on Wednesday.
Cheetah Road Traffic Technology Manager Felix Tjozongoro said the new guide introduces the learner to the format of the test papers.
Cheetah Road Traffic Technology took over the mandate of producing learners licence material from its sister company, Namibia Traffic Management System in 2009.
Tjozongoro said the guide will help ease the fear of the unknown when a learner driver writes the test as its format will be familiar to them.
This analogy has been missing in the driver learning environment. No past test papers were made available to prepare the learner driver adequately, he said.
The guide also contains another booklet which includes the Namibian learners and driving licence manual, which consists of the road rules and signs.
The booklet, which contain past test papers, was developed with the assistance of lecturers and experts in the road traffic industry in order to ensure the quality of the content in terms of the traffic law requirements, he noted.
Tjozongoro indicated that at the end of June 2018, there were 304 069 drivers on the Namibian Traffic Information System, of which 220 788 were male drivers and 83 281, female drivers.
Of the 304 069 drivers, 229 170 hold Code B and BE licences for sedans and pick-ups.
Trucks and bus licence holders number 64 597, while the remaining 10 302 are motorcycle riders.
Tjozongoro said approximately 900 new drivers get their drivers licences at testing centres countrywide every month.
He further called on the Roads Authority to computerise the learners licence testing process. People who write the learners licence test currently get hard copy question papers which are thereafter marked by an examiner.