Electronic Test Report
Instead of on paper, the examiner will now draw up the test report electronically using a tablet and a bespoke software program. This process lets them record all the driving maneuvers in which the person taking the test is better than average or makes a mistake. If the examinee performs as expected, no separate documentation is required. Therefore, the examiner can keep concentrating on their main task, which is to watch the learner during the test. The electronic test report also helps the examiner to evaluate the examinee’s driving ability. However, the examiner still makes the final decision. This arrangement helps the learner, too, as they receive an informative written report of what they did well and what they did not do well – regardless of whether or not they passed the test.
DEKRA e.V. Dresden has been responsible for driving permit tests in the former East German states for 30 years. Nowadays, for example, it contributed to the development of the computer-assisted theory test. The introduction of the OPFEP is the systematic next step in the ongoing efforts to improve the driving permit test.