Traffic officers will be better equipped to perform random vehicle checks with new Drivers and Automobile Information System (DAIS)
Traffic officers will be better equipped to perform random checks on vehicles thanks to a new system to be introduced this week.
The ICT Unit in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security, will formally launch the Drivers and Automobile Information System (DAIS) and the Financial Intelligence Unit Suspicion Transaction Report (STRs) application or “Dominica-FSU e-Filing System (DEFS) on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
According to a release, the implementation of this Information system will allow traffic officers to not only conduct random vehicle checks but also query mass license plates of vehicles at any time.
This they expect will discourage drivers from driving unlicensed vehicles, uninsured vehicles or with expired drivers’ license.
The release states further that the online application eliminates the need for paper filing as well as provides a greater level of security and privacy for an individual filing an STR.
The STR application is expected to allow authorized users to submit reports on a person or company engaged in suspicious activity or activities. Additional information linked to the person or company such as addresses, accounts, identification and telephone information can also be submitted as part of the STR.
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