Yesterday evening I replaced my lost Texas Motor Vehicle Operators License. I had visited this Department of Public Safety facility earlier in the week but the office was closed that afternoon due to a small amount of sleet that had fallen during the pre-dawn hours.
Yesterday, service was surprisingly fast - fast enough that I had time to drive home (illegally) to retrieve my U.S. Social Security card then return to the DPS office. One must show a Social Security card to get a Texas Drivers License.
Eleven dollars, a photograph, questions regarding my status both as a voter and an organ donor, plus ten scanned fingerprints later and I had my paper, temporary license. The laminated card will arrive via United States Government Delivery in three to four weeks.
I feel for your children. They’ll probably be required to submit to physical examinations in order to drive. Oh damn, physicals are already required to carry a Commercial Drivers License aren’t they ??