Tennessee Offers Veterans New Designated Driver’s License



12th Senatorial District State Republican Executive Committeeman and US Army Veteran Jim Cobb has announced that Honorably discharged veterans may now obtain specialty designated driver’s licenses in Tennessee.
The licenses recognizing veterans’ military service were authorized under a 2011 state law, but the designation could not be included until a recent redesign of Tennessee driver’s licenses.
The new licenses feature an image of the state Capitol and a skyline of other recognizable structures such as the Pyramid in Memphis, the Sunsphere in Knoxville and the skyscraper known as the AT&T ‘Batman Building’ in Nashville.
Veterans must present their discharge papers, DD 214, to receive the special designation on their licenses or photo ID cards.  No extra fee applies for the designation when license are renewed. If purchased before renewal date, a small fee will be assessed. “I am proud to have been a part of this legislation as former state representative and a veteran”, stated Cobb.  “This legislation will give veterans easier access to the benefits so well deserved”. “The new legislation requires an ‘original’ DD214, but an original size photocopy is acceptable,”  Cobb said. “If the photocopy is not accepted, the veteran should ask the staff at the drivers training station to contact the Dept. of Safety in Nashville”.