News Release

For Immediate Release



Suspended Drivers:
Pay Driver License Reinstatement Fees Online

Get back on the road faster with Texas.gov

AUSTIN, Texas – July 18, 2012.  An online service offered by Texas.gov, in partnership with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), is helping suspended drivers get back behind the wheel with less hassle. Texas.gov/LicenseEligibility lets drivers view instructions for reinstating a license, pay reinstatement fees, and track driving eligibility status.

Each year, DPS processes an average of 150,000 driver license reinstatements. Before the Driver License Eligibility system was launched, DPS could only receive payments via mail and suspended drivers could only track their driving status by phone.
Since the online service’s launch one year ago, more than 100 thousand suspended drivers have paid their reinstatement fees online instead of mailing payment to DPS headquarters, and more than 3,500 people log in every day to view their reinstatement requirements and check their driving eligibility status.

DPS Driver License Division Assistant Director, Rebecca Davio, is pleased to offer this convenience to suspended drivers. “Not only does this service speed up the reinstatement process, but it gives users transparency into the status of their driving eligibility exactly when they need it,” Davio states.

Users have commented, "Thank you for making it easier and quicker to get your DL back in compliance. I can’t stress how much better and convenient, plus easy to use this new method was!" and "Simple and informative. The way interaction with my government should be. No teeth pulling here. Thanks for the job well done!"

All suspended Texas drivers, including commercial driver license holders, are eligible to use the online Driver License Eligibility system. To use the online service, all you need is an Internet connection, your Texas driver license or ID number, and the last four digits of your social security number. For Texans in need of other driver services, Texas.gov’s Driver page also offers Driver License Renewal, Vehicle Registration Renewal, Driver Records, and more.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 165 million financial transactions and collected more than $23 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

NIC Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.