The fact that the proposed driver’s license has more perks and features, having the enhanced version of it, for me, is a brilliant idea. This new version of the driver’s license is helpful in a way that it can also function as a smart card.
In fact, some government agencies have already rolled out their respective transactional cards that have smart card capabilities. These cards can be used as an ATM card, a discount card and a debit card that can be exploited to purchase goods, manage payment of utilities, and avail of services.
In the Philippines, the proliferation of unauthentic license card is increasing. The significance of this smart card, aside from being a multipurpose card, is the addition of security features. Among these new features include bearing an ISO-certified quality in terms of thickness, peel strength and bending stiffness. Also, this new card includes high text printing quality and sharp facial images of the licensee for better identification.
These security features will make the new driver’s license well-built with a longer life span. Because of this, the new card will not fall apart when exposed to water or fade when excessively exposed to sunlight, greatly enhancing its durability.
But what do you think? Are we ready for a driver’s license card that offers more? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below!
Enhanced Driver’s License, I believe, is a key part of a better strategy- one that is Smart and secure. But hopefully, the process of acquiring a driver’s license here in the Philippines would be better organized and I also hope that they will be stricter in releasing such cards for us to lessen the accidents.