Thursday, May 23, 2024

Digital driver licence a step closer with new app

The new NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) App is a secure ‘one stop shop’ to provide the services drivers need, Transport Minister, Simeon Brown and Digitising Government Minister, Judith Collins said today.

Minister Brown said the NZTA App will make it easier for Kiwis to pay for Vehicle Registration and Road User Charges (RUC).

It will also display expiry dates for cars’ Warrants of Fitness, Vehicle Registrations and RUC end distance, he said.

“Future App updates will also allow users to easily pay tolls and view their vehicles’ safety ratings,” the Minister said.

The rollout of the App will also pave the way for the Government to deliver a Digital Driver Licence in New Zealand.

“Cutting out unnecessary bureaucracy and delivering the services New Zealanders need in a convenient and timely way is a priority for this Government, and the way we can do that is by delivering digital solutions,” Mr Brown says. 

“This App will reduce the barriers for Kiwis who want to interact with transport public services, making government more accessible.”

Minister Collins said the Digital Drivers Licence was an important step towards digitising Government, which will ultimately lead to better digital services and better outcomes for the public.

“I want to encourage New Zealand drivers to help us with testing this new App. Your engagement and feedback will help greatly improve functionality of the services and information available before a version is released to app stores in coming months,” she said.

From Monday, users can visit nzta.govt.nz/app for details about how to download the Beta NZTA App.

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