Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Driver's License to Change

 The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety Driver Service Bureau has announced a new Mississippi driver's license design. This new design showcases various iconic elements of Mississippi, including the new state flag, a guitar, the state outline, and music notes.

“This new design does a great job capturing the special spirit of Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “I hope Mississippians in every corner of our state carry it with pride.”


Last month, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and Attorney General hosted the second annual Mississippi Public Safety Summit. They unveiled the new design to Governor Reeves, Attorney General Fitch, Commissioner Tindell, and all attendees, including our state's law enforcement leaders, prosecutors, and fire chiefs.

“We are very excited to announce this new design,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “We can't wait to share it with our residents. Thank you to our friends at Idemia and everyone who has worked on this project.”

The new design is expected to be available at all driver’s service locations statewide by July 1, 2024. Licenses with the old design will remain valid as long as they have not expired. If you would like to have the new design, you can purchase a renewal license. Remember to check out our online services at https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/.



35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Connor is 51 yrs old. Looks great for his age.

Anonymous said...

$ux

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about this and why are our tax dollars being spent on this kind of thing? I personally renew my license put it in my wallet, and dont remove it again until there is some sort of reason. I would venture most people do the same.

This is an absolute waste of time and resources

Anonymous said...

Her eyes aren't blue, either. Great "sample" selection.

Anonymous said...

How much did they pay to the consulting firm to design this? Was this a payoff to a donor? It's only taxpayer money, spend like there is no tomorrow. Can't stop the inflow of meth, fentanyl, and other dangerous substances and individuals, but hey, check out the new Driver's License.

Anonymous said...

Sean had to get his name on it. Maybe now people will start asking him about the mess at the highway patrol.

Anonymous said...

Still bummed that they don't list the person's weight.

Sgt. Nit Picker said...

This is always good for a friendly "bar bet." It's not a "driver's license," but rather a "driver license."

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that this new design cost nothing to achieve to anyone. If not, I wish to purchase a base model…

Anonymous said...

Looks good. Change needs to happen every so often to keep the chronic itchers happy.

Anonymous said...

I agree, this is not important enough to spend time and money on. This is the kind of thing government people do trying to fill the hours while the rest of us are toiling away paying the taxes.

Anonymous said...

For extra credit, how many of y'all know what the "dd" number is for at the bottom r/h corner?

Anonymous said...

Who would have predicted so many driver license experts hung out at JJ?

Anonymous said...

"Government" has to appear like it's "doing something" from time to time to justify their jobs. This is a prime example.

A far worse example is legislators "writing laws" all the time that aren't even needed.

Anonymous said...

Changes like this force the "no show" workers to occasionally come to the office.

Anonymous said...

Can we acknowledge the fact that multiple folks are living at 123 E Main St.?

Is this a house of ill repute?

Anonymous said...

Great tax-revenue idea: allow folks to pick from a select list of ID templates, like how we do our license plates.

I would love a banjo one or bloodhound one.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we could focus time and money on improving the god awful, pit of hell experience one must endure at the DMV renewal process instead of new shiny decals?

If they were smart, they'd offer a pricey DL renewal that includes the perk that you never ever ever have to set foot in the DMV for any and all future renewals.

I'd remortgage my house to pay for that privilege.

Our government is an absolute circus of waste and misprioritization.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot to be dissatisfied about around here. Driver license design is not one of those items.

Take a Xanax or some Midol.

Anonymous said...

11:11 - you do have an internet, don't you? the link is in the article: https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/

Anonymous said...

....." the old design will remain valid as long as they have not expired.".....
So, it's safe to say they good till they ain't no good.

Anonymous said...

Whenever government comes along with any new, bright idea, I always ask: "What problem does this solve?" Obviously, this doesn't improve anything, it just makes a state employee feel better about themself.

Anonymous said...

What genius came up with this idea? How many politicians received a payday working on this wonder? Is this really worth the time and money the politicians spent on this fubar?

Anonymous said...

Most of you people, including the Fish, need to get on board. It's a Driver License, not a Driver's License.

I do like the new white tags, though. You can almost read them through the grey, smoke or brown plastic after-market lenses.

Anonymous said...

Wonder whose relatives are in the license design biz or sell a newer license machine?

Anonymous said...

11:49, I do have interwebs.
And I can read.
Especially the part that says you must appear in person if you don't have a valid photo and the part that says you can online renew online every other renewal.

Since I renewed online last time, I will have to go in person this time.
I plan to use the appointment option if possible and pray.

Anonymous said...

I like it, and I don't get all the sour grapes.

Anonymous said...

I hope these people whomst' walk around correcting people for using the common term Driver's License incorrectly get a discount on their Mensa membership.

You seem insufferable, "irregardless".

Anonymous said...

1:20 PM, but to whom does the license belong? The driver. Hence, it is a Driver's License!

Anonymous said...

4:37 - Pull yours out (no, not that, the license) and tell me what the title of the plastic document is.

Here's also something noteworthy. I actually went into a license station today to get a renewed license with a change of address. All went without a hitch. Great service. Then I told the attendant that I have had cataract surgery and no longer need corrective lenses to drive.

They no longer stand you up and have you read from a chart. Now they hand you a form for your ophthalmologist or optometrist to fill out certifying that you can drive without glasses.

JimAtTheRez said...

Don't wanna wait. Take the short drive to Kosciusko on The Trace. No long lines.

Look closely said...

The drivers license design they've been using has the old State Flag on it. I thought that was odd since I renewed my license since the flag was changed but there it is in all its former glory.

Hence probably the reason for the change that nobody wanted to mention.

Anonymous said...

Are credit cards going vertical any time soon?

Anonymous said...

Tindall has to do something to make everybody forget the crapshow of DPS esp if he's going to run for office in 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Will it have a little clip to hold a $20 bill? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.


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