New rules for first time Texas drivers

TEXAS-- Starting Monday, Texans applying for a drivers license for the first time, will have to prove they live in the state.

The new law only applies to first time applicants.

They'll be required to present two documents containing their name, address, and proof of residency.

They also must have lived in the state for at least 30 days, or have a valid out of state license.

Texas Department of Public Safety

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  • by North of the Border Location: Lapland on May 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM
    You can thank the illegal immigrants from Oklahoma for this law. Does anybody realize how many Okies do this to avoid paying the Oklahoma state tax? It would blow your mind. Okie just comes to Texas, get a post office box or loaner address, drivers licenses, voters registration card, lottery tickets and a case of beer and then heads back to Oklahoma to reap the best of both worlds. No state tax, no property tax and better beer.
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      by NotAn Okie on May 7, 2012 at 10:53 AM in reply to North of the Border
      Not to mention how many Oklahoma licensed vehicles are seen picking up kiddos from DISD campuses on a daily basis. Almost seen like Denison is running an unadvertized Oklahoma welfare program with it's ISD tax dollars.
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        by Denison Dam on May 7, 2012 at 02:54 PM in reply to NotAn Okie
        Cartwright! Whooo hooo! Free education too AND cheaper car tags! It gets better all the time!
  • by Isis Location: Prosper on May 5, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    It appears that the DPS should simply ask KXII website readers how to run things.
  • by raymond Location: howe on May 4, 2012 at 01:40 PM
    agreed, just another way dps wants to control our lives. whats it matter where you live as long as your a us citizen. DPS needs to worry about real problems such as catching drug dealers and rapist.
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      by reymundo on May 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM in reply to raymond
      You mean control access to our PUBLIC roadways. I have no problem proving that I am who I say I am and that I reside where I say I reside. You shouldn't either and remember to thank an illegal immigrant for the policy change! p.s. the S in DPS is for they ain't doing investigations into drug dealers or rapists...THAT'S the job of the LEOs
  • by Jack Spratt on May 4, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    A 16 year old will have school records. As to the 6-cylinder car and radio, that has no bearing on whether they are a danger to themselves and others. That comes from their parenting and is nothing but a strawman arguement. p.s. Remember to thank an illegal immigrant for this new policy. p.p.s. "can't barely" means you can easily do it...that parenting thing again...
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      by anon on May 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM in reply to Jack Spratt
      School records, yes.. but not 2 DIFFERENT types of identification.. Kind of redundant if you ask me.. I would worry about those that are actually of age and trying to get a liscense 19-25 years old or such not 16 year olds..
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        by John Splatt on May 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM in reply to anon
        "They'll be required to present two documents containing their name, address, and proof of residency." Nowhere deos it say they must be "DIFFERENT" as you stated. Reading comprehension is your friend. p.s. ALOT of kids these days are waiting until they are 18 to get their license, due to crushing insurance rates...
  • by mike Location: sherman on May 4, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    wow, really. Again I point out this is about the police being out of control, this might have to do with some form of idenity theft or such
  • by Jody Pratt Location: United States on May 3, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    How the heck is a 16 year old going to PROVE they live somewhere? I can't barely do it now at 46- utilities in husbands name not mine... That makes no sense especially since they can still have 6 cylinder cars and a radio in it being first time drivers! That is more dangerous than where they live..
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