Four months after the coronavirus prompted the Iowa Department of Transportation to shut down walk-in appointments at its license renewal stations, the number of Iowans with expired licenses has more than quadrupled the normal level.
More than 45,000 Iowans had expired driver’s licenses as of last week, up from a typical range of 7,000 to 10,000, according to the Iowa DOT.
Many of the outdated licenses remain valid under an emergency proclamation signed by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, which covers licenses that expired as far back as Jan. 16. But Reynolds has indicated the extension will end soon.
When Reynolds renewed her emergency proclamation on Friday, the updated proclamation noted, "Iowans should not expect" the relaxed guidelines will extend past Aug. 23.
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