DVLA to Provide Digital Driving Licences by 2018

DVLA to Provide Digital Driving Licences by 2018

Careful handling of the driving licence has always been a major concern to the motorists. He/she needs to stay more alert and careful while holding his/her driving licence so as to ensure that the driving licence stays safe and secure with them. Just like holding a driving licence is a mandate to drive on the roads of U.K., possessing it to prove your eligibility to drive the vehicles is another mandatory task.

In such a scenario where the government has always been implementing steps to ensure maximum security to its citizens, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has left no stone unturned to benefit the lives of motorists in the country. Accepting the fact that holding and possessing a driving licence is a tedious task, the agency has taken yet another step that will provide motorists with a digital version of their driving licence by 2018. To know the complete details about these steps taken by the DVLA, contact the DVLA customer helpline number 0870 025 0121.

DVLA has said that the development of the digital licence is in its early stages of development, as it aims to provide a “quick, easy and secure” service for drivers. However, the agency has planned to launch its test version in September for testing, the new system is expected to be launched by April 2018, as revealed by Oliver Morley, DVLA chief executive,in May 2016 via Twitter.

It should be remembered that the digital version launched by the agency will not completely replace the plastic licences. Morley said, “The driver will be in control of their data and this can be used to share and validate driver information with trusted third parties through a secure website. The digital licence service will only be available to driving licence holders who have authenticated themselves on gov.uk through the existing driving licence service. This service will be available 24/7, wherever the driver has a web connection.”

He also said that the digital version will act as an “add-on” to the plastic card, as the latter won’t be scrapped-off completely after the launch of digital cards.

Digitizing all the necessary information and cards, such as driving licence, debit and credit card can take the hassle of managing all such information away from people. This will also enable an easy access to the required information on the go. Therefore, digitizing the driving licence is not at all a bad idea but a great one as this would give users a chance to use their driving licence information anytime and anywhere you need.

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