Published: January 3, 2013
Getting your driver's license is going to be a lot different in Tennessee. By the middle of February, all driver license offices will be handing out paper licenses to those getting one for the first time or renewing. The actual card will then be delivered by mail, no more than seven-days later. According to the state Department of Safety, this is to help prevent fraud. Commissioner Bill Gibbons says there have been several cases of motor vehicle office employees taking the license making equipment and giving it to someone to make fake ID's. The licenses will now be made in a central office and not at the individual offices throughout the state. Tennessee joins about 12 other states across the country that have implemented similar procedures.