The new system has drastically cut the waiting time for a new licence. Authentication is done using biometrics and scanning of licence numbers and renewal alerts are sent to drivers well ahead of their licence expiry date.
The winning entry in this category – the new Ugandan driving licence – is the product of close cooperation between the suppliers (Veridos and USPC) and the Ministry of Works and Transport of Uganda, and has resulted in a solution that is user-friendly for both licence holders and law enforcers. It eliminates uncertainties about the document being original, still valid and without endorsements. In turn it helps to reduce the number of unqualified drivers causing deaths on the roads.