Thailand: Motorists no longer need to carry a physical driver’s license next year

Forgot your license and ID at home? Don’t worry, there’s an app for that.

Motorists will now be able to show any police officer in Thailand their driver’s license digitally via a smart phone application dubbed “DLT Smart License,” which will launch in mid-January.

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) announced its latest technological innovation yesterday, reported Sanook.

DLT Director-General Peerapol Tavornsuppachaoren said the new “smart license” will make things easier for all drivers, as they won’t need to worry about carrying their license, something we admittedly never saw as particularly onerous.