TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – The folks who issue driver licenses to Utahns have a bit of a chip on their shoulders, but it is a forgivable one: Everybody gets their name wrong!
You do not get your licenses from the DMV or the Utah Department of Transportation. You get your license from the state’s Driver License Division.
“That’s right, we’re our own division,” said Joe Dougherty, spokesman for the Utah Department of Public Safety – the umbrella the driver’s license division fits under.
Dougherty said the confusion will sometimes lead to the occasional eye roll from a staffer, but for once, they are celebrating it.
“Yeah, we are going to be just fine that they got this wrong,” he said.
I once reported on a driver license issue and drew the ire of people who work at the DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION when I referred to them as the DMV.
But, for once the DLD folks are happy for the confusion – it’s helping them…