Corruption in India

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An exercise in exploring solutions for curbing the rampant bribery in the issuing of the driver's license in India, by using information as a leverage point. As a final outcome of this project, the driving license was redesigned to provide information about which authority issued it as well as names of driving school who have taught the driver / or sponsors in the case of a self taught driver. At the back of the license is a campaign for safe driving and creating awareness about road fatalities caused due to the oversight of the driver.

Meghan Lazier

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March 1, 2014
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Reinforcing Loops of Corruption
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Redesigned Licenses
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It is a common practice to pay bribes to get a driving license because it is time consuming, & the process nearly guarantees that a bribe will be paid during the process. The consequence of the petty bribes are unskilled drivers, which cause India to become the country with the most automobile accidents.


We redesigned the drivers’ license for both accountability and as a reminder of the consequences of driving without proper skills. The new driving license incorporates elements of Identity, Accountability Transparency and Awareness.

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