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New Drivers License Policies

September 19th, 2008 by flanews

Soon youll have to bring extra ID to get your drivers license renewed in Florida. It will also cost more. Starting October 1st, The Department of Motor Vehicles will adopt several new policies. Whitney Ray tells us what drivers need to know.

Hear it Here: New Drivers License Policies

Brittany Hughes just passed her driving test.

I parked up a hill, down a hill, then I did a three point turn, said Brittany.

In six years Brittany will have to renew her license and when she does shell be asked to bring more ID than is currently required.

Starting October 1st youll no longer be able to get a new license just using your old one. Now drivers will be asked for proof of their social security numbers.

DMV Spokeswoman Ann Nucatola says the new policy will help the state keep better records.

These changes are going to help us strengthen our ability to verify identification and legal presence and its going to help us continue in our efforts to protect our customers, our citizens, and our visitors while improving domestic security, said Nucatola.

Zachary Walker is using his Virginia drivers license as his main source of ID to get his Florida license. But in two weeks that changes. People will need a birth certificate, passport or naturalization papers as their main source of ID when applying for a Florida license.

Reporter: Are you glad you got in here before October 1st? Yes, now that I hear about this yes, Answered Walker.

One change already in affect, drivers can now renew their tags every other year instead of annually.

I would love it, you know to be able to pay one fee and then wait two years to do it, said Doug.

The changes should shorten lines in drivers license offices across the state.

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