DSP Alex Obeng, Director of Research and Education at the Motor Traffic and Transport Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police, has asked all drivers in the country to welcome the new smart drivers’ licenses being introduced by the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA).

According to him, the new licenses has features that will protect the drivers themselves and also assist in their profession, hence they should accept the new system.

His comments come on the heels of the Ghana Drivers and Car Owners Association kicking against moves by the DVLA to introduce a new smart driving licence.

The new smart licence comes with a security embedded chip to discourage counterfeiting.

The chip will contain the driver’s information which will be linked to the new national identification system in a safe manner.

But the association says the DVLA should “refrain from trying to alter the current licensing process for drivers” or face the wrath of its members.

Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of the Ghana Yensom show on Accra 100.5FM on Wednesday October 25, DSP Obeng said: “Since 1992 almost every 10 years we change the licenses and so this is not new. Let us allow it to roll out.

“The drivers should be wary of people who will take advantage of the system to issue fake license. When it happens that way the police will not accept any excuse when you are arrested.

“Go through the right channels, there are processes involved in securing the license. This is a good initiative and so all should embrace it.”

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com

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