New technology could speed driver’s license renewal | News
(WMC-TV) – Renewing or replacing your driver’s license could get a lot faster and will certainly be a lot cooler thanks to one of the most popular gadgets in recent memory.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has put six dozen iPads into action at driver service centers across the state.
“Customers who visit specified driver service centers to simply renew or replace a lost driver license may use a special application installed on the iPads to quickly complete and pay for the transaction using a credit or debit card,” a spokesman said in a written statement. “The customer should get the new driver license within minutes of the transaction.”
You can also change your address and process license reinstatement fees on the iPads.
And the state plans to expand the program to eventually allow prospective drivers to schedule their road tests.
The state says it paid about $79,000 for the iPads, but they are replacing equipment that had reached the end of its life.
“These self-service iPad stations will cut down on the number of customers waiting for service from a driver license examiner and will help reduce the overall wait time for all customers,” Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security commissioner, said.
New iPads have already been set up at the driver service center at 3040 Walnut Grove Rd.
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