Shenzhen to pilot use of digitalized driver’s license

From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated:2021-08-23

Shenzhen, along with the other 27 Chinese cities, will pilot the use of digitalized driver’s licenses from Sept. 1 this year as part of the efforts to streamline services for public convenience, oeeee.com reported Saturday.

China will roll out digital driver’s licenses across the country by 2022, a public security official said Wednesday.

Li Guozhong, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Security, told a press conference that over 1.95 million people have obtained digital driver’s licenses since a pilot program was launched in the cities of Tianjin, Chengdu and Suzhou on June 1.

The ministry planned to expand the pilot program to more regions in the second half of this year, with more efforts put into improving the information system and supporting institutions, said Li.

Drivers can apply for a digital license through the official mobile app of “交管12123,” Li said.

Digital licenses can be used on various occasions, including handling traffic violations and road accidents, filing insurance claims and renting vehicles, and have the same legal effect as paper licenses, Li added.

In addition, from Sept. 1, the registration of secondhand car remote transactions will be available in 218 Chinese cities including all cities in Guangdong Province. Seventy cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shantou will implement online issuance of electronic pass for trucks.