Computer Glitch puts the Brakes on KS Drivers’ Licenses | News
TOPEKA, Kan. — Some 3,000 people hoping to get their driver’s license or state identification card were turned away in Kansas on Tuesday. A glitch in a vendor’s computer server affected every state driver’s license office in the state. Vehicle titles and registrations were not affected by the outage.
FOX 4 spoke to a number of drivers at the Kansas Driver’s License office in Mission, who were frustrated by the computer malfunction including Katherine McCleery.
“I went in to get my driver’s license just like a new one because I lost mine and it’s completely like closed shut down,” she said. “So, now I’m driving around without a driver’s license.”
The State Department of Revenue says a replacement part for the server has been ordered and officials hope to have the system running again sometime on Wednesday.
Drivers whose license expired between March 31st and April 4th will be given a 15-day extension.