It’s a lot easier to get a driver’s license in 42 Iowa counties in this new year. Those counties joined six others Monday with driver’s license stations opening at their county courthouses. A computer glitch kept half of the stations from actually working Monday. Appanoose County Treasurer Mary Kay Williams was on the committee which helped expand the program. She says one of the biggest concerns was getting all the computers hooked up to share information with the state. Williams says her county is a good example of how the expansion helps residents.Appanoose County used to have driver’s license service one day a week, now it has service five days a week along with driving tests. She says the experiment with the service in the six original counties was an overwhelming success.Williams says more of the counties not served by a regional D-O-T center may eventually get the driver’s license service.Williams says the counties will get three-dollars and seventy-five cents from each license fee to cover the extra cost of issuing licenses. She says putting the stations in the counties is expected to save the state 149-thousand dollars. The counties that added driver’s license stations Monday are: Adair, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Cedar, Clarke, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Tama, Taylor, Union, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Winneshiek, Worth and Wright.
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