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Driver's License Renewal

I just went and got my driver's license renewed earlier today and I noticed that a few changes have taken place in the procedures the DMV in the state I live in uses when issuing you a new license. They now ask you a few preliminary questions, then they snap your picture. Then lastly, they give you the vision and road sign test.

And much to my surprise, they only give you a printed out temporary driver's license that is good for 2 weeks while you wait for the real one to come through the mail. And the temporary license cannot be used for I.D. purposes. That's why they let you keep your old license--just in case you need a form of I.D. before your new license arrives.

Also, the fee went up from $32 to $40 this year. Oh well...I'm good for another 8 years now. Hopefully by then they won't have made too many more changes--especially in the fee category.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on January 11, 2016, 12:26 PM

I still have a few years to go before I need to get mine renewed. But, where I live, I heard that the rules have changed about what you need to bring for ID purposes, not only a copy of your birth certificate, but also other proofs of ID (like a electric bill receipt).

Colibry21 wrote on January 11, 2016, 2:32 PM

I currently have a learner's permit. I started taking the classes when I was sixteen. But stopped as I went to university and could walk everywhere. However over the summer, I went to get my learners permit. Talking to other new drivers it's interesting how things have changed. However, as I already started the process, I didn't need to take the classes again.

Things can change a lot in such a short amount of time.