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NC Drivers Licenses Harder to Get

Posted October 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— It's a little tougher these days to get a driver's license if you show up at North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles unprepared. Over the past two weeks, plenty of people have been turned away.

As soon as you walk in the door of the DMV office in Fayetteville, the secretary makes sure you brought along the right documents. And, as of two weeks ago, state law requires you to show proof of your social security number.

Most people do bring what they need and settle in for the wait.

Fayetteville resident Brandon Acker says he brought his documentation along just in case.

The state will use the social security numbers to hone in on deadbeat parents and to provide drivers with some extra security.

Fayetteville resident Juanita Applewhite says she is all for the new program.

DMV officials say the department will only share the numbers with child support and law enforcement officers. In order to help get that word out, the state is planning a public awareness campaign.

To show proof of your social security number, you can bring your social security card, a payroll check, tax document, bank statement or military identification card.

Photographer:Rick Allen