The ones who have made it their habit of breaking traffic rules have to be very careful now. The traffic authorities are planning to institute new traffic rules from October this year. There is, reportedly, a big change anticipated in Driving License (DL) and Registration Certificates (RC) from October. The new smart DLs and RCs will have microchip and QR code embedded in them. Anyone caught violating the traffic rules by the traffic authorities will have to pay a price for their ruthless traffic rule violation with the help of latest technology introduced in the DLs and RCs. The new smart DL and RC will not only reveal the vehicle details but also unfold the whole past history of traffic rule violations by the vehicle.
The new Driving Licenses and Registration Certificates issued to the public would be the same in terms of its colour, look, design and security features. The additional features that will be embedded on the new DL and RC cards will br microchip and QR code. Through the QR Code, the past record of the driver and the vehicle can be read from a central online database through a device. The traffic police will get all the details of the car and the driver by inserting the card in the device or by scanning the QR code.
The details of any vehicle and driver’s past 10 years record can be revealed through Near Field Communication (NFC) feature present in the card. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways have issued a notice and said that it is mandatory for the states to follow the uniform traffic norms. An official said, “Although the chip and NFC facility was proposed to be compulsory, the centre has decided to abandon the State Governments’”
Everyday around 32,000 Driving Licenses are being issued or renewed in the country. Similarly, around 43,000 vehicles are registered daily. These new DLs and RCs won’t cost more than Rs. 15-20. According to the Transport Ministry, this change will facilitate the responsibility of managing the traffic.