Tennessee sending new drivers licenses to some

Friday, March 15, 2013, Vol. 37, No. 11

NASHVILLE (AP) - About 1,000 new teen drivers in Tennessee will be getting fresh drivers licenses after a printing error fouled up dates put on the cards.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the error Friday. Officials said the department's state identity card vendor, MorphoTrust USA, made the printing error on some cards manufactured in December 2012 and January 2013. The cards were only issued to new drivers under age 18 who visited the state driver service centers in Dickson, Gallatin, and Springfield. The error affects 1,053 drivers.

The error affects the security of the cards. The department asks that the driver licenses be returned in a self-addressed stamped envelope provided by MorphoTrust.

The misprinted cards will be securely destroyed.