Out of 108 554 people who submitted applications last week, 48 205 used the online booking system instead of waiting in long queues at the driving licence testing centres, RTMC spokesman Simon Zwane said.
This encouraging growth had been achieved within seven weeks since the launch of the service on August 30. The new innovative system had reduced long queues and saved travelling time and money for thousands of applicants, he said.
The system allowed new applicants to schedule the date and time on which they intend to take learner licence or driving licence tests. It also allowed users to renew their driving licence cards and public driver’s permits.
The Gauteng Transport Department had decided that all booking applications would be done exclusively online with effect from November 1, due to the successful implementation of the system, Zwane said.