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California DMV delayed in processing licenses

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
If you're waiting on your new driver's license, you may have to sit tight - the DMV is backed up for weeks.The California Department of Motor Vehicles is about two weeks behind schedule in processing applications.

The delay is being blamed on new licenses with enhanced security measures.

Officials said it takes more time for employees to scrutinize the new licenses, which are designed to be harder to tamper with.

The DMV processes 38,000 applications for new or renewed licenses daily.