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Of all the identification cards that a person could carry, the driver’s license is one of the most valid. It can’t be given to just anyone. It contains personal information that can be assured accurate and true. That’s why there have been several suggestions that it’s about time for the current driver’s licenses to have some additional features.
Some of the government issued identification cards these days like SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and PAGIBIG are already in UMID (Unified Multi-purpose ID) form where it can be used as a discount card, debit card or ATM cards to that can be utilized to purchase goods, avail of services and facilitate payment of utilities.
A driver’s license can never be mixed with other identification cards. It has its own purpose and standards. Being one of the most important identification cards, it’s about time for it to embrace additional features what can a Canadian people do with theirs. Their driver’s license are at the same time can be utilized as their passport when they enter the US territories by land or water.
Our current driver’s license should be bearing an ISO-certified quality in terms of thickness, peel strength and bending stiffness. The new card can also include high text printing quality and sharp facial images of the licensee for better identification.
Now, the big question is: Are we ready for a driver’s license card that offers more?