Approve Driver’s License Improvement

West Virginia legislators are pondering changes in driver’s license renewal procedures that fall squarely into the “what’s not to like” category.

Several proposed changes are included in one bill. They include:

– Motorists would have to renew licenses every eight years instead of the current five.

– Reduced workload at the Division of Motor Vehicles would allow staff there to be reduced by 19 people, saving the state about $560,000 a year.

– Best of all, some may think, is a provision allowing the DMV to develop a process whereby licenses can be renewed via the Internet.

With one change – instructing the DMV to establish the Internet system rather than merely allowing it to do so – legislators should approve the bill.