Dig­i­tal li­cence roll-out

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

LEG­IS­LA­TION will be in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment in the next fort­night to en­able a statewide roll-out of the Dig­i­tal Driver Li­cence (DDL).

The roll-out of the tech­nol­ogy will be sub­ject to an im­ple­men­ta­tion plan and once fi­nalised will be made avail­able through the Ser­vice NSW smart­phone app.

Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Ser­vices and Prop­erty Vic­tor Dominello said the DDL would be the first of its kind in Aus­tralia.

“Smart­phones have be­come de facto wal­lets and we’re us­ing cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy so that driv­ers can use a dig­i­tal li­cence in ev­ery­day sce­nar­ios,” he said.

The pro­posed changes mean a driver could use their DDL, ac­ces­si­ble on a mo­bile phone, for proof of iden­tity and proof of age to gain en­try into pubs and clubs as well for road­side po­lice checks.

Driv­ers who opt in will still be pro­vided with a phys­i­cal card, but not re­quired to carry it with them.

Since Novem­ber 2017, more than 1400 peo­ple in Dubbo have par­tic­i­pated in a trial of the tech­nol­ogy, with an 83 per cent cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion rating.

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