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SA move to electronic vehicle registration accelerating

The South Australian government has overhauled its online motor registration site, and launched an iPhone app, ahead of the abolition of light-vehicle registration stickers. The EzyReg site overhaul, which includes incorporation into the state government sa.gov.au site comes ahead of the planned abolition of registration stickers on light vehicles in favour of electronic registration detection on 1 July.

"Advances in technology allow roadside registration checks to be carried out by South Australia Police using advanced wireless equipment to immediately check vehicle registration status using the vehicle number plate details," the government's transport site reads.

Using the new EzyReg site drivers and officials can type in the registration number of a light vehicle and receive information on its registration status.

"More and more people are renewing their vehicle registrations or licences online via the EzyReg website, so it makes sense to streamline this process and incorporate it into www.sa.gov.au," SA Minister for Government Enterprises, Gail Gago, said of the changes.

"With the upcoming elimination of registration labels for light vehicles, we've taken steps to ensure that South Australians can easily check the registration status of vehicles using the convenience of online and mobile technology.

Similarly, users of the EzyReg iPhone app will be able to look up their current registration status, make payments and set reminders for renewals.

According to Gago, there had been more than 17,000 look-ups and 110,000 payment transactions using the EzyReg site since February --a growth rate of 20 per cent per year.

Gago has previously estimated the cost saving of the move to electronic registration at $5.6 million over three years.

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