If legislators do nothing else during the session that begins next month, they must find a way to change a law that has been wreaking havoc on law-abiding citizens since it went into effect Nov. 1.
We refer, as we have more than once, to House Bill 1804 and the nightmares it has created for those getting a new driver's license or renewing one that has expired.
One of our colleagues, business reporter Ja'Rena Lunsford, wrote this week about the misery encountered as she escorted her 16-year-old brother to get his driving permit. They began their day at a Department of Public Safety office in Norman. After about an hour's wait, they tried a different location. It had fewer people waiting, but that good fortune was wiped out when Lunsford's brother got stiff-armed for not having a birth certificate.
During their first try in September, she wrote, her brother's Oklahoma ID and Social Security card were adequate examples of the requisite primary and secondary identification.