Government set to introduce new Drivers’ Licencing System

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development is set to introduce new Drivers’ Licencing System and the new SADC compliant drivers’card.

In a statement, Minister Felix Mhona said the government is committed to improve road safety performance in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS) 1.

The new national driving licence system will enhance Zimbabwe’s capacity to develop an electronic database of all licenced drivers which will be linked to all relevant stakeholders and enforcement agencies.

The 13 categories of the new driving licence conform to the requirements of the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic; International Organisation for Standardisation and International Electro-technical Commission.

New standard plastic driver’s licences linked to a database will soon replace the metal licences still being issued so Zimbabwean licences will be scanable and meet the international standards of SADC, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community.