Starting Nov. 1, some rural driver’s license offices to reopen 1 day monthly

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Alabama will reopen rural driver’s license offices at least one day per month beginning Nov. 1.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier gave the time frame for the reopening announced by the governor.

Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that Alabama will partially restore service after a backlash over a state decision to shutter 31 rural driver’s license offices.

Critics said the state saved little money by closing the offices while creating a hardship for people in rural, poor and heavily minority areas of the state.

Examiners had typically given driving and permit tests in the locations one or two days each week.

Collier says the offices will reopen a minimum of one day each month. He says the department is exploring partnerships and other options to offer services.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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  1. Typical spreading of Political PR manure.
    anyone who has stood in line for an hour or two at a license bureau open 5 days a week can imagine the lines if it was open only one day a week.
    90% of people will give up waiting Which is the entire purpose of these restrictions on voting. In the 50s and 60s it was the democratic racist powers that pulled such stunts. After voting laws were changed, the exact same people just became Republicans.
    I despised the dixiecrats and today I despise these loathsome idiots wearing tricorner hats festooned with wasted tea bags.

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