License kiosks promise quicker renewal - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

WLOX-TV Editorial

License kiosks promise quicker renewal

In the past we have been critical of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and how it runs the license bureaus across our state. Most Mississippians can tell you about the long lines they've endured to renew their driver's licenses. In fact it, was not uncommon for some residents to get to the license bureau and stand in line for a long period of time only to find out that they had to come back another day.

Recently there have been improvements at many of these license bureaus and people have told us its better. Now we are excited to hear from Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson that there will be kiosks set up around the state where you can renew your drivers license. Simpson says Mississippi will be the first state in the country to offer these ATM like renewal machines.

Also we are glad they will be placed in convenient locations like malls, courthouses, and student unions. No doubt this is a good step forward in solving a problem that has cost Mississippians thousands of wasted hours waiting.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV  VP/General Manager

©2009 WLOX. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Neighbors speak well of the man killed in a trailer park fire

    Neighbors speak well of the man killed in a trailer park fire

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:42 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:42:58 GMT
    Afternoon showers did not make it any easier to fight the flames coming from the trailer (Source: WLOX)Afternoon showers did not make it any easier to fight the flames coming from the trailer (Source: WLOX)
    Afternoon showers did not make it any easier to fight the flames coming from the trailer (Source: WLOX)Afternoon showers did not make it any easier to fight the flames coming from the trailer (Source: WLOX)

    Calvin Doty was walking from his trailer to the see the maintenance man when he saw something that made him panic. 

    More >>

    Calvin Doty was walking from his trailer to the see the maintenance man when he saw something that made him panic. 

    More >>
  • WLOX- News This Week Barry Lyons

    WLOX- News This Week Barry Lyons

    WLOX- News This Week Barry Lyons

    We talk with former major league baseball player, Barry Lyons, about the Biloxi Shuckers' winning the South Division first half championship and what is in store for the team in the Southern League Playoffs. 

    More >>

    We talk with former major league baseball player, Barry Lyons, about the Biloxi Shuckers' winning the South Division first half championship and what is in store for the team in the Southern League Playoffs. 

    More >>
  • Coast Guard rescues 7 people near Horn Island

    Coast Guard rescues 7 people near Horn Island

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:10:17 GMT
    The Coast Guard Pascagoula Station rescued 7 people near Horn Island. (Photo Source: WLOX)The Coast Guard Pascagoula Station rescued 7 people near Horn Island. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    On Sunday, the Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized boat approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi. 

    More >>

    On Sunday, the Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized boat approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly