Gelnhausen / Berlin (dpa / lhe) - In the first three months after the start of a pilot project that is unique in Germany, 46 people in the Main-Kinzig district applied for their driver's license online.

This emerges from the response of the Federal Ministry of Transport to a request from the Bundestag member Torsten Herbst (FDP), which is available to the German Press Agency.

After that, Hessen is sticking to its plan to enable digital driving license applications in all districts and cities this year.

According to the Main-Kinzig district, the previous response to the offer exceeded expectations.

"We are so far satisfied with the response and also with the technical implementation," said a spokesman in Gelnhausen on request.

Herbst, on the other hand, described the start-up as slow.

"The digitization of administrative services is still going at a snail's pace in Germany," criticized the MP.

The Hessian Ministry of Transport in Wiesbaden did not comment.

Since September, people in the Main-Kinzig district no longer have to drive to the driver's license office to apply for their driving license, but can also do this via the Internet.

However, this requires an activated, online ID card and a chip reader - according to the district spokesman, a hurdle for many people.


According to the Federal Ministry of Transport, it is still unclear when the application process tested in Gelnhausen will be introduced across Germany.

The Online Access Act, however, obliges the federal and state governments to offer their administrative services electronically by the end of 2022.

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