GA drivers can save time by renewing licenses online

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Georgia Department of Driver Services says it's taking new steps to help customers save time.

A new law will allow drivers to renew, update or replace their license through an online transaction.

The law also allows drivers to use their online receipt as proof of valid driving privileges until the new license is delivered.

One Augusta resident said he likes the new changes.

"I think it's great," Kenny Chancey. "I think it'll save people a lot of time and it will cut down on the lines at the DMV that we all hate waiting in whenever we have to renew our licenses."

The new law goes into effect on July 1, and the online receipt can be used as proof of valid driving privileges for a period of up to 45 days.

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