Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Car fines and fees by SMS

Drivers in Egypt can now find out what fines are pending on a car via text message on their mobile phones.

Egypt's Investment and Development Ministry is taking advantage of the massive diffusion of cell phones, which has cut across almost all segments of Egyptian society.
A person only has to send an SMS to 92333 with a car's license plate number. The driver will receive a message with the exact amount owed.
According to a ministry statement, this service will facilitate the car-trading processes since a buyer can get an honest account of what fines and fees are associated with the car they are considering purchasing.

Furthermore, this service will accelerate the car license renewals because users will be able to get the financial clearance certificate that proves they have a zero balance on traffic violations fees.