By Tamas Mondovics
During a ceremony in Knoxville last week, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the roll out of vertical driver licenses and identification cards for people under 21-years old.
The event held at Calhoun’s On The River 400 Neyland Drive saw Tennessee Senators and Representatives along with Representatives from the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association.
The group included Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally; Senator Becky Duncan Massey- District 6; Senator Richard Briggs- District 7; Representatives Eddie Smith- District 13, Jason Zachary- District 14, Rick Staples- District 15, Bill Dunn- District 16 and Roger Kane- District 89.
Also on hand was Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David W.Purkey, Assistant Commissioner of Driver Services Lori Bullard and Director of Driver Services Michael Hogan.
According Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security the Vertical licenses will make it easier to identify people under the age of 21.
After turning 21-years-old, any licensee may obtain a horizontal printed license or ID.