Driver’s licenses may be given out without ensuring Texas residency, audit says

Driver’s licenses may be given out without ensuring Texas residency, audit says” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

An audit of the Texas Department of Public Safety suggests the agency may have given out thousands of driver’s licenses without properly ensuring recipients live in Texas, have Social Security numbers or passed their road tests.

The report released Wednesday by the Texas State Auditor’s Office said that the department currently lacks “sufficient controls” to make sure that applicants in fact meet the qualifications for a license or ID card.