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Digital Africa: Kenya To Shift To Smart Driving Licenses

Digital Africa: Kenya To Shift To Smart Driving Licenses

Technology
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in Kenya has announced that its in its final processes in the   launch of a smart driving licenses with a view of replacing old paper-based ones to help in curbing rogue drivers on roads. The tech-based driving license will be fitted with an electronic chip similar to SIM cards that will contain vital details of the driver’s identity and records that can easily be retrieved electronically for reference. The card comes loaded with points to be deducted every time a motorist commits a traffic offence. Repeat offenders who will have exhausted their points will permanently lose their licences, have them confiscated temporarily, pay spot fines or be made to attend refresher driving classes. “All Kenyans will be required to have the new