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Driving license theory exam will be available in other languages

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Feb. 19, 17 | 8:25 am

Candidates writing the theory test, a part of the procedure to acquire a driving license, will be able to get questions translated into their native languages.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently signed a deal with Kreative Company Events, a provider of Skype Communication Services for the Business Sector, which will help arrange remote instant interpretation of all questions that are part of the theory test, reported Gulf News.

The system will be able to get questions translated into 198 global languages, helping applicants with no English or Arabic language proficiency to understand the questions better, the report said.

“The system enables examinees to clearly understand the rules of driving and traffic in the language of their choice. Better understanding of rules and regulations would eventually enhance road safety,” Ahmad Hashim Behroozian, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, reportedly said:
The translation facility will be available at all RTA and RTA-supervised driving centers, said the news portal.

To avail the facility, Behroozian said, the candidate has to submit an application for the interpretation in the preferred language seven days before the appointed date of the test.

The tests will be monitored and recorded in order to avoid any manipulation and ensure transparency.

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