DVLA Introduces New Technology To Check Road Safety


The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has introduced five-key digital appliances in its operations. These appliances would ensure a regulated framework for more effective supervision of drivers and vehicles.

The digital devices included

  1. Vehicle windscreen glasses tint meter: This would help detect approved tinted windscreens.
  2. Handbrake Tester: This would test the brake efficiency of a vehicle.
  3.  Hand-held tablet computer: This would help get instant access to a driver’s particulars upon keying in their registration and certificate of competence numbers to establish the authenticity.
  4. Tyre tread depth gauge: this would help detect developing wear patterns earlier than simply looking at the tread.
  5. Tyre air pressure gauge:   to measure the pressure of the tyres of a car, motorbike or any vehicle that uses inflated tyres

The DVLA said that most driver offenders were let off the hook because they lacked these devices to make their work authentic. 

The Compliance and Enforcement Manager of DVLA, Richard Kwasi Eyiah, explained that after all checks were carried out on a vehicle, an automated gadget instantly issued a receipt to the driver to know the status of the car as to whether it passed the test or not.

The Appliance and Enforcement Unit of the DVLA organised a testing toolkit event for the media in Kumasi. 

They moved to the streets to test their innovative kits on drivers and vehicles.

 DVLA field officers have urged the drivers to update their papers and put their vehicles in shape in order not to fall foul of the law.

With these gadgets, there will be no hiding place for uncooperative drivers,” he emphasised.

Mr Eyiah used the opportunity to compliment the government for resourcing the authority that had enabled it to play its role more efficiently.

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