Electronic Provisional Driver Testing rolled out

Tendai Matunhu

Vehicle Inspection Department's (VID’s) Electronic Provisional Driver Testing licence is being rolled out to other centres with Chitungwiza being the latest to adopt the digital licence system.

VID launched the computerised Provisional Driver’s Licence (PDL) test earlier this year.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Joel Biggie Matiza, launched this programme in April in an effort to curb corruption in line with Vision 2030. He said the new system was developed under the Zimbabwe Integrated Transport Management Information System (ZIMTIS).

Government has intensified the fight against corruption at the VID.

VID has kept their word as the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development posted on their Twitter handle confirming the development saying, “VID Chitungwiza is now live on Electronic Learners' License System, formerly known as the Provisional Driver's License.”

The system is expected to be rolled out to all VID depots soon and is expected to curb corruption in a big way and improve efficiency in the issuance of drivers’ licences.

This is in line with the new dispensation’s vision to modernise Zimbabwe, turning it into a middle income economy by 2030.