Digital drivers licences.
Digital drivers licences.

Drivers say no to electronic licences

DRIVERS' reactions to the news that NSW driver's licences might be going digital was mixed.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced the move in the NSW Budget and said people would be able to use their smartphones as a kind of "virtual wallet”.

Paul Thurlow said it was a "sneaky way for the cops and government to get access to your phone and take away more of your privacy” and Sarah Kay said she could foresee problems with hacking and malfunctioning computers.

Mitchell McLennan said it was "all well and good in theory” but it would never work because "there's too many areas with limited or no reception”.

But some drivers from South Australia were already using the technology and didn't have any problems.

Shane Malden said the catch was if there was no internet, it didn't work.

"If you don't have your plastic one you'll be done for not carrying. Still teething issues to get through,” he said.

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