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RAC reacts to news that the digital driving licence will be arriving in 2018

News   •   Mar 31, 2017 13:18 BST

Reacting to news that drivers may be able to store their driving licence on their smartphone as early as 2018, RAC spokesman Pete Williams said:

"The majority of motorists will welcome this advance as a positive step embracing technology and making it easier and more convenient.

"Drivers will just need to be reassured that it is totally safe and will not lead to increased fraud or abuse. It is also important to note that this electronic licence is not a replacement for the plastic licence and it will still be necessary to carry this with you as it will only be available where you have a web connection."