The Florida Department of Transportation is expanding its driver’s license application process and has started accepting applications for the next fiscal year.
The department is also launching a new driver education course that will begin in January.
“We want to make sure that our citizens and visitors are safe, that our economy is growing, that we’re providing jobs for Floridians,” said Department of Motor Vehicles Director John Brunschwig.
The state’s Department of Public Safety is also accepting applications to apply for a driver’s education program.
The DSP wants to give drivers an opportunity to get the proper skills needed to safely operate a vehicle in the field.
“I think we are taking an important step in that direction, but we want to do it right,” said State Rep. Michael Burgess.
He also added, “There are a lot of people who don’t have driver’s licenses and it’s a shame.”DPS has approved a pilot program for a program for people who can’t afford a driver license.
It’s part of a larger pilot program that is aimed at getting more people licensed.
Currently, the DPS is accepting applications from people who are unable to pay their driver’s insurance premiums and cannot afford to pay for a license.
“They’re looking to have a driver education program that allows them to learn the safety and skills needed in the community,” said Lt.
Scott Miller, DSP public information officer.
“It’s not only good for safety, it’s good for economic development and job growth.
We want to give them the right skills to get their license,” said Miller.
Driver’s education is part of the department’s ongoing driver education efforts.