The DVLA has outlined its future plans for the next few years after leaving the European Union.
The ministry has presented its strategic plan for the years 2021-2024.
It includes the plan to roll our digital driving licenses after a test with provisional driving licenses and plans to “bring TÜV into the digital age”.
Government ministers have praised Britain’s exit from the European Union to enable DVLA to move into a “digital future”.
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According to DVLA’s chief executive officer, the changes will also allow drivers and the government to “reduce their carbon footprint”.
The organization says it issues more than 10 million driver’s licenses every year. The plan to introduce driver licenses on mobile devices dates back to 2016 but has yet to be widely adopted.
Earlier this year, DVLA launched a new digital service that enables truck, bus and coach drivers across the country to apply for and pay for their tachograph cards online in a short period of time.
The digital service, which is faster and easier for drivers, is available around the clock. Drivers will receive their new tachograph card within 24 hours of applying, compared to ten days or more when submitting their paper applications.
A valid UK driver’s license with photo card is required to apply for the new online service.
As soon as they have applied, they will receive an email notification confirming their application and can choose to be informed of the progress via SMS.
On Twitter, Grant Shapps announced plans to “put provisional cards online, abolish paper test certificates and bring TÜV into the modern age”.
He said: “This is a golden opportunity to shake off the bureaucracy, invest in our future and realize our potential with world-leading transports that benefit the whole of the UK.”
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