Learner drivers in New South Wales can now study for their L-plate theory test via an app developed for the iPhone – all while travelling on public transport.
Developed for the Roads and Traffic Authority NSW (RTA), the app poses 45 questions (out of a possible 600 questions) and provides a score and feedback on which areas the learner can improve.
In a statement, NSW Premier Kristina Keneally said the application would make the test more accessible and the opportunity to practice the test on-the-go would make the test easier to pass.
“Getting a driving licence is an important milestone and it makes sense learner practice as much as possible for their theoretical test,” Ms Keneally said.
“The new app will allow learner drivers to practice their test as many times as they want, whenever and wherever they are.”
Assistant Minister for Transport, David Borg agrees the app would prove convenient for learners wanting to practice the test.
"Now learners won’t have to sit down at a computer and log in to the RTA website to get their practice tests in,” Mr Borger said.
“Instead, they’ll be able to use the time they’re travelling on a train or waiting at a bus stop to work on their theory.”
Learner drivers can also book a time to take the test through the app.
The RTA Driver Knowledge Test app is free to download through iTunes.