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Erika Owen
September 07, 2016

A new app is making it much harder for people living and driving in India to forget their licenses.

The Indian government announced Wednesday that it will allow citizens to upload registration and drivers' licenses to the DigiLocker app, adding that digital documents will be legally accepted by local law enforcement.

DigiLocker is a service that was launched by the Indian government in an effort to help citizens better store important documents, such as education certificates, voter identification cards, and other noteworthy forms. This development is part of a long-term initiative to cut government costs, namely by distributing physical copies of official documents.

Users need a special biometric Unique Identification Authority of India, known as the Aadhar card, to access their information. Here's to hoping we can all someday live in a world where forgetting your physical license couldn't possibly result in an hefty fine.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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