Later this month, motor vehicle drivers on the Kenyan roads will make that switch from the old driving license to the new digital driving license. This new generation of driving license is supposed to come with advanced features such as the instant fines. However, due to the ongoing court case deliberating on the legality of the instant fines, the new generation digital driving license will, for now, have that feature disabled.
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) says already; there are over 100,000 smart driving licenses already prepared and awaiting distribution to the motorist. The first batch of the smart cards will be issued to new drivers who has just successfully undergone through the driving school training.
The smart Cards have Instant Fines
Although not all intended features will be present at the onset of the rollout of the new generation smart cards. That is because of the current ongoing petitions in courts trying to outlaw certain aspects of the instant fines. The NTSA says they will be activated immediately the court cases end; of course assuming the judges rule in favor of the agency.
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