GET SMART WITH LICENCE DISCS
For nearly half a century, 48 years to be exact, I have been dutifully standing in queues to renew my annual vehicle licence discs. When I think of the time wasted standing in queues and the mountains of paperwork that the motor vehicle registration system has to chomp through, I conclude that there must be a better way.
I think we now have a better way, technologically. Imagine a SIM card-driven cellphone chip, solar-powered, complete with liquid crystal display, fitted with a radio frequency chip anti-theft protector; all, in turn, fitted in a unit affixed to your windscreen. The device would be linked to ENATIS and send you a request for renewal payment. A simple press of a button at your auto bank or Internet banking terminal would effect payment and the licensing system would send a coded signal to your licence disc on the car, automatically updating the liquid crystal display.
Maybe there is someone out there who can make it happen, if such a thing is not already in the works? I would rush to queue for such a gadget.