A CREDIT CARD-style driving licence with a microchip holding information about the driver is to be introduced next year.
The cards will hold the driver’s photo, name, address, date of birth and licence type, and details of the issuing authority. It will also carry a record of any penalty points or endorsements on the driver’s record. This will allow gardaí at a checkpoint to examine a driver’s record. Currently, if a garda stops a motorist they cannot tell from examining the licence if the driver is disqualified.
The cards will have a number of security features to reduce fraud and counterfeiting. They will also hold information on restrictions such as whether drivers are required to wear glasses or use a hearing aid, or whether they are subject to curfews or a restricted…
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