A new digital driving licence scanning system has been launched by Licence Bureau.

Using the Continuum platform, the system allows drivers scan their licences via a camera on their laptop, smart phone or tablet. 

The relevant data is then scraped by the software, auto-populated onto the D906 e-declaration form and is then sent to the DVLA, allowing Licence Bureau to check the drivers’ status.

The system replaces the need for drivers to either fill out a hard copy form, or fill out an electronic form via email, with Licence Bureau saying 20% of drivers do not have a suitable email address to use for this task.

The software also allows managers to scan drivers’ licences remotely, and with their permission complete the checks from their own computer via a guest log-in function.

Jim Kirkwood, CEO of Licence Bureau’s parent company TTC Group, said: “This licence scanning technology will allow more companies and drivers the ability to complete licence scans and checks far quicker than before. 

“By speeding up the process, drivers are able to get back on the roads quicker and not have to worry about email addresses or wet signatures, and time is freed for busy managers to concentrate on other tasks. 

“This latest software scanning package is a great addition to the Continuum platform for our customers.”