What is the merit in carrying a driver licence when operating a vehicle?
I can see the need for a police officer to identify you and to make sure you are permitted to operate the vehicle. However, couldn't all of this be done using an electronic database instead of having to physically carry the card around? I know at least one country where they stopped ticketing people for not carrying their driver licenses as long as they disclosed their national identification numbers which allowed the police to look up their licencing and identification information on their computers.Ontario Highway Traffic Act wrote:As to carrying licences and surrender on demand
33. (1) Every driver of a motor vehicle or street car shall carry his or her licence with him or her at all times while he or she is in charge of a motor vehicle or street car and shall surrender the licence for reasonable inspection upon the demand of a police officer or officer appointed for carrying out the provisions of this Act. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 33 (1).
Do you think this alternative solution could be applicable to Canada?