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New "Smart Driving License" too smart for the Thai police


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New "Smart Driving License" too smart for the Thai police

 

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An RTP spokesman has expressed concern over plans to do away with conventional driving licenses.

 

The cops wonder how they are going to do what they have always done - take a driver's license away when they offend and issue a temporary one until they turn up at the station within seven days. 

 

They also see the move to digital apps as a chance for criminals to take advantage of the system. 

 

Maj-Gen Ekkaluk Limsangkat was commenting in his capacity as head of a committee looking into changes in traffic enforcement in Thailand. 

 

He is worried that "Smart Licences" or "Digital Licences" - planned to be introduced via the "DLT Smart Licence" app in mid January, will cause his men headaches. 

 

Principally he is worried about how the system will work when it comes to confiscating licences. And he believes criminals could abuse the system by posing as someone else. 

 

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Department of Land Transport chief Pheeraphon Thawornsuphacharoen dismissed the concerns saying that a licence could be cancelled via the app. 

 

Though it could not physically be taken in it could still be suspended via the available tech on the app. 

 

He also said the technology would be safe doing exactly what it says on the tin. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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I'm not surprised it doesn't appear to have been thought through. One department announcing a policy without consulting other departments who will be involved.

Or is it just sour grapes on the part of the police, as it makes it harder for them to extort cash from motorists?

 

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23 minutes ago, webfact said:

They (police) also see the move to digital apps as a chance for criminals to take advantage of the system.

...and who are biggest criminals rorting the system?

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I think their only worry is that they can no longer confiscate the drivers license to force people to pay fines. That is their major worry and nothing else. I understand that because it does make it harder for them but i also feel something of fun about the situation at the expense of the police.

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The cops wonder how they are going to do what they have always done - take a driver's license away when they offend and issue a temporary one until they turn up at the station within seven day

Never have been issues a temp driving license?

"........What they always have done" as in withholding your DL to get some proper tea money?

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