New licenses and shorter wait times planned by NC DMV

March 22, 2012 by  

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, located in Raleigh, announced on March 20 that next year it will be introducing the Next Generation Secure Driver License System, which will help to reduce the amount of time people spend waiting and getting their driver’s licenses at DMV offices throughout the state. The DMV is no doubt using printing services for flyer printing and poster printing to make the public aware of these enhancements and to provide more information about the new electronic system.

According to Johanna Reese, Deputy Commissioner of the DMV, the Next Generation Secure Driver License System will feature driver’s licenses with engraved three dimensional photographs and machine-readable technology, and backgrounds with variable patterns and colors. These are designed as security measures that will make the licenses almost impossible to counterfeit, and thereby reduce the risk of identity theft.

In addition to cutting wait time in the bigger and busier offices, the DMV is looking to changing the hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday when most people work, to 10 hours a day, four days a week to help spread the workload during the day and accommodate people that work who would be able to come in before and after work.

Reese also said that staffing problems in the busier offices would potentially be addressed by moving people from the quieter offices to the busier ones, helping to cut waiting times from an average of about 34 minutes to under a half-hour.