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Why Does It Take so Long to Get a Texas Driver’s License?

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The department of public safety main office is overwhelmed by long queues of people waiting to get their driver's licenses in Texas. Early risers (as early as 3 a.m.) are lining up, some with the added comforts of blankets and seats. Texas Department of Public Safety's Driver License Division has addressed the delay and explained how the pandemic is to blame. Due to the pandemic's safety measures, multiple setbacks caused lapsed licenses.

Driver’s Licenses Applicants Long Waits

Over a hundred people wait in line daily to receive a driver's license at the Texas mega center, but only a few are given tickets to be serviced that day. If you want to avoid waiting for hours, scheduling an appointment online is your best bet. As the Texas economy has improved, so has the demand for driver's license services, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Solutions to Help Get the Licenses Faster

Public safety officials are urging people to schedule appointments online in advance because of the overwhelming demand for their services. It's a rare occurrence for applicants to be able to walk in and obtain a license on the same day. The best course of action is to find a time that works for you in the Department of Public Safety's appointment calendar. Even if you have to wait a few weeks before visiting the department, you may avoid excessive wait times and simplify the procedure by scheduling an appointment.