Department of Driver Services Commissioner, Rob Mikell, and Consul General of the Republic of South Korea, He Beom Kim, have signed an agreement exempting South Korean citizens from written and road tests when applying for Georgia licenses.
Authorities say the Georgia Department of Driver Services has been struggling with a statewide computer outage at licensing and testing centers across the state. A software glitch either shut down or slowed computers on Tuesday.
An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.
Residents needing a driver's license can now check wait times at local offices of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. The department's web site now tracks the average time spent waiting in line at its 64 customer service locations.
Continuing delays and long lines are frustrating Georgia motorists trying to get their driver licenses renewed. Long lines of up to four hours are continuing, despite recent assurances from state officials that wait times would be less this week.
A new requirement for those seeking to get or renew a Georgia driver's license is causing long lines in some places, with waits this week sometimes stretching to five or six hours. The new requirements took effect this week.