Delaware extends driver’s license renewal period to eight years

    Delaware residents, make sure you’re satisfied with your driver’s license photos, because it’ll be eight years before you get a new one.

    The state Department of Transportation has announced the renewal period for licenses has been extended. Starting in January, motorists will make fewer trips to the DMV and DelDOT expects to cut costs.

    The Associated Press reports the state’s increasing number of drivers is expected to put a strain on DMV customer service — as if going to the DMV wasn’t painful enough already.


    It’ll be 2016 before the change is fully implemented, as the current renewal period is five years.

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