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                                               New Systems Reduce Long Lines

Tue Jul 12, 8:00 AM ET

(PRWEB) - Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2005 -- Automated and patents pending testing systems developed by ESRA Consulting Corporation (ESRA) offer great potential to take a byte out of the long lines that burden driver"s license bureaus and other transportation agencies.


Bye-bye, long lines. Hello, ESRA™.

The ESRA Dynamic Vision Assessment for Drivers (DVAT™) is envisaged as a fully automated system that rapidly screens vision function, condition, and status of drivers.
Additionally, the ESRA Dynamic Assessment for Transportation™ (DAT™) offers automation of other tests, such as cognition, knowledge (written), and operation skills as these may relate to transportation license tests. It also provides ambient light and simulated weather conditions. No other transportation license tests in place adequately screen most drivers, including dementia drivers, novice drivers, and older drivers. Many drivers may not be aware that they have vision loss or visual, cognitive, or skill impairments.

The ESRA DVAT™ and ESRA DAT™ systems expand and improve existing technology. Therefore, these systems offer tremendous potential to reduce collision, injury, and fatality risks and the staggering costs associated with these events as they affect drivers and transportation applicants of all ages in areas such as aviation, agriculture, automobiles, buses, commercial vehicles, maritime, military, motorcycles, and trains. These enhancements will allow all transportation licensees to drive safer and longer.

These patents-pending ESRA systems support safety and security associated with 9/11 Commission Report (2004) and by the 9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act of 2004, S.2774. Globally, such systems may also reduce the incidence of fraudulent schemes and issuances of various transportation licenses.

According to report number FHWA-AZ-04-559(1) of the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, "New, Improved, Comprehensive, and Automated Driver"s License Test and Vision Screening System," most agencies fail to focus on possible underlying causes of collisions, in particular, the vision screening methods. Many countries and states rely on non-automated technology or modified versions of the Snellen Eye Chart of the 1860s. Most officials in the United States and in other countries acknowledge that their current vision testing methodologies are either inadequate or inaccurate. Some examinees memorize non-automated tests. Automation can completely change that because it is quicker and more efficient.

At ESRA, millions of accidents covering an eleven-year span were analyzed for all age groups. An international survey was designed and conducted for 100% of all motor vehicle bureau directors and/ or their representatives of all US States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand. ESRA also provided the most comprehensive and independent reviews and recommendations related to usage of vision screening devices and driving simulators.

"The ESRA systems are already creating a buzz in national and international circles. Clearly, the transportation issues addressed in the landmark ESRA report transcend borders, states, and nations. These are strong arguments for governments to now start saving lives and improving safety with automated transportation license tests. " added Sandy Straus, CEO and Senior Engineer of ESRA Consulting Corporation.

ESRA is an international consultancy that offers expertise in various engineering and transportation disciplines. Straus authored the 440-page report and 4-page research note, "New, Improved, Comprehensive, and Automated Driver"s License Test and Vision Screening System,". For further information or copies of the product catalog, please visit the ESRA website: ,telephone 561-361-0004 ext. 215, or e-mail ESRA today.

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Robert Morgan
561-361-0004 ex 215


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