Driving Licences





US State of Oregon DMV ID Data Breach

The Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Division (DMV) of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently confirmed that an estimated 3.5 million driving licences and ID cards were compromised when the agency was hacked.

Driving Licences - July 3, 2023 midnight

New Document Issues

In this round up of recent new secure document issues, we record new card designs for the US states of Arizona and Virginia, and the new Swiss driving licence.

Free - May 5, 2023 midnight

Emerging News for the New South Africa Driving Licence

Toward the end of 2022, South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that the current driving licence card would be phased out and replaced with a card compatible with international standards. Now, more details about the new card are emerging.

Driving Licences - February 1, 2023 midnight

South Africa’s New Driving Licence

South Africa could launch a pilot of its new driving licence cards as early as 1 November 2023, and motorists in the country can expect several changes, including a new, more secure design and a possible validity extension to ten years.

Driving Licences - October 4, 2022 midnight

Experts Call for Plans to Harmonise Taxi Licencing in UK

Currently, there are around 280 local authorities setting distinct rules, processes and fees for motorists wanting to obtain a taxi licence in the UK. But industry experts are now calling for plans to harmonise the procedures in line with the principles of ‘fill it out once’.

Free - September 5, 2022 midnight

Bangladesh Smart Driving Licence Delivery in Limbo

Some one million Bangladeshi drivers are currently driving with an ‘acknowledgment slip’, but they are not able to apply for government and private jobs as they don’t have smart driving licence cards.

Driving Licences - June 9, 2022 midnight

ISO Publishes New Standard for Mobile Driving Licences

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published ISO/IEC 18013-5 which, amongst other things, specifies the interface between the Mobile Driving Licence (mDL) and mDL reader and the interface between the mDL reader and the issuing authority infrastructure.

Free - December 7, 2021 midnight