Monday, 21 January 2013

EU Licence to Drive

As of this week all European consumers that get a new driving license (or exchange the old one) will receive the same plastic "credit card" with a standard EU format. The harmonisation aims to limit driving license fraud and to improve road safety across the EU.

"Traffic police across Europe are currently expected to recognise more than 100 different types of paper and plastic driving licence. ID photos may be long out of date, the categories for which the driver is licenced unclear and the document may be easy to forge. Fake driving licences are a licence to kill, that is why we need licences which are easy to read, easy to understand and very difficult to falsify". (New European Driving Licence)

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