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Popularity of Special Driver’s Licenses Soars amid Camping Craze

Popularity of Special Driver’s Licenses Soars amid Camping Craze

SEOUL, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of applicants acquiring a driver’s license for tow trucks, which is required to drive with a camping trailer, is on the increase in line with growing interest in outdoor activities. The Road Traffic Authority reported an increasing number of tow truck license applicants from 7,994 people in 2017 [...]

S. Korea to Introduce Conditional Driver’s License for Seniors from 2025

S. Korea to Introduce Conditional Driver’s License for Seniors from 2025

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to introduce a conditional driver’s license for seniors starting from 2025. To this end, the National Police Agency plans to launch a research and development project for a virtual reality (VR)-based driving suitability evaluation method over the next three years, according to sources. The government set [...]

S. Korea to Launch Pilot Operation of Mobile Driver’s License in Jan.

S. Korea to Launch Pilot Operation of Mobile Driver’s License in Jan.

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to begin a pilot operation of a mobile driver’s license in January next year in a bid to help people verify their identities more conveniently, a senior government official said Friday. First Vice Finance Minister Lee Eog-weon said if introduced, mobile driver’s licenses will be easily [...]

S. Korea to Ban Foreign Tourists from Getting Driver’s License

S. Korea to Ban Foreign Tourists from Getting Driver’s License

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Short-term foreign visitors will soon be barred from applying for a South Korean driver’s license, as a revision of a relevant local law is imminent, police said Monday. The Road Traffic Act’s revision to allow only registered foreigners to obtain a driver’s license here is awaiting passage during the [...]

New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

New Korean-English Driver’s License to be Recognized by 35 Countries

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will start issuing a new type of driver’s license with personal information written in English on the back in September at the earliest, officials said Monday. The nation’s current license has the driver’s information printed only in Korean on the front, obliging holders wanting to drive abroad [...]

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

Most of Elderly Farmers Won’t Return Their Driver’s License: Survey

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A program requiring drivers aged 65 or older to voluntarily return their licenses is in place in Seoul and some other local governments. However, in rural areas, where public transportation infrastructure is poor and the elderly population is a more significant demographic, there are voices of concern. According to [...]

Foreigners Use Forged Licenses to Receive Driving Permits in S. Korea

Foreigners Use Forged Licenses to Receive Driving Permits in S. Korea

BUSAN, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Programs designed to replace foreigners’ driver’s licenses with local ones were found to be full of loopholes after a recent case in which Vietnamese individuals used a forged driver’s license to obtain a South Korean license. The Road Traffic Authority Driver’s License Examination Office could not distinguish a forged [...]