Thursday, 26 August 2010

Drivers to hold Smart Card licences

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

TANZANIA Revenue Authority (TRA), in collaboration with traffic police will launch a new technology of Smart Card Driving Licence in October in five regions to replace the existing ones.

The move, aims at making easy tracking of forged licences and identifying habitual offenders among drivers. The project will be launched in Arusha, Mbeya, Moshi, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam regions.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Said Mwema, said in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that a computerized drivers' licence system will overcome problems currently faced and will enhance drivers discipline and ensure proper use of roads.

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