The government plans to announce a movement for provisional driving licences to a digital app within the next 3 years, with full licences to follow on after.
According to the Transport Secretary, by 2024 learner drivers would be able to access a digital version of provisional licences, with the switch for full licences to follow the year after.
Mr Shapps said that the switch was part of a package of measures to make transport “fairer, greener and more efficient”. Among other changes, the Government intends to bring in are an online MOT booking system and digital MOT certificates.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) said it was working on an app that would allow learner drivers to access their provisional licence via smartphone by 2024.