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Texas Enters Contract With NIC TO Provide Driver Records Online
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Texas Business reports:  The Department of Public Safety and the official web site of Texas government contracted with NICUSA LLC to provide driving records online.

Texas drivers can now order and print their own online driver records rather than having them delivered by mail.

Texas.gov, the official web site of the State of Texas, in partnership with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), has launched an enhanced online Driver Record Request System, bringing the driver record process down from weeks to minutes.

All driver record types are available online, including certified records that are acceptable for defensive driving courses.

“We are proud to offer a service that saves time and money for both Texas drivers and DPS,” said DPS Assistant Director Rebecca Davio. “Texans no longer run the risk of missing court deadlines because they're waiting to receive their driver record in the mail.”

Each year, DPS receives an average of 12 million driver record requests. Before the on-demand Driver Record System was launched, DPS staff printed and mailed every record, even if the request was made online.

All Texas drivers, including commercial driver license holders, are eligible to use the online Driver Record System.

To request a record, drivers must provide authentication information from their Texas driver license or ID and the last four digits of their social security number. Orders also require a credit card and access to a working printer.

In addition to on-demand driver records, Texas.gov and DPS have introduced two other online services in the past six months: Concealed Handgun Licensing and Contractor Driver Record Requests.

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (http://www.texas.gov) and is overseen by the Texas Department of Information Resources. Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and is operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA LLC.

Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC's family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 127 million financial transactions and collected more than $15.5 billion on behalf of participating entities.

NIC is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States.