Apart from the ease of monitoring and regulating traffic, the new rules also promote significant convenience on the part of the vehicle owners. Carrying important documents physically is difficult in many cases.
Furthermore, carrying these documents increased the chances of misplacing them. With digital storage facilities, drivers can now leave the original documents safely at home.
Another important change in the rules is the legalisation of using mobile phones for navigation while driving. Most drivers today rely on their phone’s map application for real-time GPS location tracking.
This is especially true when they drive to new locales, which they are unfamiliar with. Such GPS-enabled apps can help drivers find their way without endangering their lives or the lives of others on the road.
However, using your phone for any other purpose while driving remains a punishable offence. Another important factor to keep in mind is that although this digitisation process is well underway, drivers can use existing permits, licenses, fitness and registrations in paper form until December 31, 2020. Police officers and traffic authorities will treat such physical paperwork as valid until then.
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