No need to carry your Thai driving license card out!

Did you forget to bring out your driving license ID? Don’t worry, from tomorrow Jan 15 onwards, you can use your phone to show your driving license. You can now show any police officer in Thailand your driver’s license digitally via an app called “DLT Smart License”.

This is an initiative launched by the Department of Land Transport (DLT) which has solidified Bangkok as a burgeoning startup hub of tech and innovation.

With the app, the police can check all your information, including driving bans and outstanding fines with just a scan of your QR code. Physical driving license is of course will still be acceptable but no longer necessary.

The digital license also includes allergies, blood type, illnesses, rights to use hospital, emergency contact, location and tracking information. The app will even send you a notification when your license is about to expire.

The DLT Smart License app is available on both Android and iOS, and anyone with an old license can now apply for the new EDL at the Department of Land Transport offices nationwide.

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