Report: Nationwide System Failure At Driver Services Facilities

Motorists trying to renew their driver’s licenses at Secretary of State’s facilities were out of luck Thursday morning, because of what turns out to be a nationwide system failure.

For hours, people who visited Illinois driver’s services facilities could not renew their drivers licenses. But, Dave Drucker, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s Office, said Illinois drivers were not alone. This was a nation problem. He said the problem was a failure of the national database of problem drivers run by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators that allows them to check for problem drivers before issuing licenses.