JACKSON, Miss.- In a nearly five year overhaul, the Mississippi driver’s license system is close to completing all of the necessary updates for the new system, which includes a new look to the license itself.
The Department of Public Safety has revealed the state’s new driver’s license. They will be issued to anyone requesting a duplicate license on the internet or through kiosks.
The updated system is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Officials said that the new system will cut down on wait times due to more efficient operations. The new licenses and identification cards will have added security and safety features to better protect an individuals personal information.
“We are pleased to announce the roll-out of our new upgraded kiosks and online services geared at making transactions with the department of public safety more efficient,” said Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz. “This is the first part of a significant effort to upgrade the entire driver’s license and state ID process for the citizens of Mississippi. Later this year, we will be introducing even more efficiencies into the system that will help to streamline our customers’ transactions.”
The original license system has been in place for more than 25 years and simply became unable to handle nearly 2.5 million documents. This put those documents at risk of being compromised.