Moroccan drivers will benefit from a new generation of electronic driver’s license and registration card.
Rabat – The National Road Safety Agency (NARSA) in Morocco launched the electronic driver’s licenses and registration cards on January 1, 2020.
The new electronic driver’s license contains an electronic chip providing information about the driver’s identity, driving record, and any relevant health concerns.
The electronic registration card, commonly known in Morocco as the ‘gray card,’ contains information about the vehicle. Data on the vehicle’s insurance and technical inspection details can be found on the ‘gray card.’
Moroccan drivers can still use the old license and registration documents but will have to apply for the new electronic versions when their current cards expire.
The paperwork fees to obtain the new documents remains the same, announced NARSA.
‘Dar As-Sikkah’, the Moroccan unit responsible for banknotes printing, coin minting, and most biometric documents, developed the new driver’s license.
NARSA established the new generation of electronic documents to secure drivers’ data and facilitate access to information.
NARSA has also digitized access to the vehicle registration archives and the accident records database.
In December 2017, the Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Equipment and Transport, Najib Boulif, announced new measures for Moroccans looking to obtain a driver’s license.
The reform stipulates that prospective drivers must earn 34 points out of 40 to pass the theoretical test for license B instead of 30 points.
For categories C and D, prospective drivers must earn 40 points out of 46 instead of 36 points.
The prices for category B are now fixed at MAD 37 ($3.88) per hour for the theoretical test and MAD 75.5 ($7.92) for the applied training.
The 2017 measures were part of the ministry’s efforts to reduce the number of road accidents in the country and clampdown on forged licenses and corruption.