Driving license registration is at a record high with more than 0.4 million (m) citizens having registered their licenses in the first nine months of the current year, highest in last six years.In the last five years, a total income of Rs1.34 billion (bn) had been generated for the national treasury through registration and renewal fee of driving licenses. A report by the home department, submitted to the Sindh Assembly Secretariat, lists the 18 new features to the computerised driving licences, including tracking via a mobile phone app. According to the report, 414,332 people registered their driving licenses in nine different categories this year till September. This generated an income of Rs 301, 692,000 as driving license fee. In 2014, Rs 181,926,728 were generated and more than 0.25 m driving licenses were processed.During the years 2015 and 2016, the driving license branch issued more than 0.62m driving licenses, while in 2017, they issued more than 0.38 m driving licenses. According to the report, from 2013 to 2018 more than 1.8m driving licenses were issued in total. In 2013, more than 0.2m drivers applied for the registration and renewal of driving licenses, which include learning license, LTV, HTV and international driving permits, besides driving licenses for rickshaws and motorcycles. It is pertinent to mention that Sindh employs a modern system where driving licenses are registered through an automated system which includes a written test.Published in Daily Times, December 14th 2018.