DMV proposes changes in process of getting driver's license

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NORTH CAROLINA - It could become a lot easier for people who move to North Carolina to get a new driver's license.

One of the proposed changes would remove the written test requirement for people who already have a valid, unexpired license from another state.

Department of Motor Vehicles officials said the written test can be time-consuming.

They hope this will speed up the process and also help boost customer service.

Officials also want to make it so a person can renew their license when it expires and can then wait one to two years to take the full written exam again.

A public hearing is being held on the issue Thursday night in Raleigh.

The DMV is also asking the public to submit written comments about these proposed changes before taking the next step. The comments will be accepted until March 17. Click here for more information.