Computer Outage Adds To Drivers Long Waits

ATLANTA (AP) — Driver’s license offices have resumed services after a statewide computer outage delayed the issuing of licenses and identification cards.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the offices were back in business at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Department of Driver Services spokeswoman Susan Sports says they “anticipate business as normal,” on Thursday. Sports says the problem stems from the state’s inability to access the national drivers registry.

Officials check the registry to see if people are trying to get Georgia drivers licenses have outstanding tickets in other states.

V.J. Fuller of Marietta says she had to wait more than four hours to renew her license at the Canton Road office. Drivers were already complaining about having to wait in long lines because of new security requirements.

Drivers and those who want a Georgia state identification card must present in person a birth certificate, social security card and proof of residence.

Driver’s license offices are open Tuesday through Saturday. Services can also be accessed online.

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