The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles is testing a program that could help seniors renew their driver’s licenses and register vehicles without the long wait times they may currently face.

“Senior Day” will be tested at select locations throughout the state, one Saturday a month beginning next month, as a time for only Louisianans older than age 60 to head to local OMV offices.

“State Police and the Office of Motor Vehicles are committed to making the OMV experience of our longest serving clients as convenient as possible,” Col. Mike Edmonson said in a news release. “We encourage our senior citizens to utilize these set days to get the customer service they deserve and make sure all their needs are met.”

OMV has faced steady criticism over long wait times, amid state budget cutbacks that have limited staff and resources.

OMV offices will be open only to seniors from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7 and April 11 at participating locations:

  • 5602 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria.
  • 7701 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge.
  • 108 Capital Blvd., Houma.
  • 3241 N.W. Evangeline Thruway, Suite A, Lafayette.
  • 951 Main St., Lake Charles.
  • 5171 Northeast Road, Monroe.
  • 9310 Normandie Drive, Shreveport.
  • 1514 W. Lindberg Drive, Slidell.
  • 100 Veterans Blvd., New Orleans.

According to the news release, OMV staff will continue to review the program and make adjustments as needed.

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