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India: E-Driver’s Licence Project Hits 10million
Source: egovonline.net/
Source Date: Friday, July 02, 2010
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: India
Created: Jul 05, 2010

The government of India has passed the 10 million mark for issuing electronic driver’s licences. Of the country’s 110 million drivers, nine per cent have now been registered with electronic driving certificates.

The e-Driver’s License project aims to reduce the incidence of car-related calamity by alerting officials to the driver’s history. Inside the e-Licence is a microprocessor that stores the driver’s data - vehicle registration number, the owner’s identity, insurance details, and pollution control certification status. It also contains security features that can help curb car theft - a big contributing factor to car accidents.

India was second only to Italy in a ranking of the world’s worst drivers.The project aims to reduce which is expected to contribute to a reduction in car accidents.
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