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Miss. trying kiosks for license renewals

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says beginning this month motorists in six cities will be able to renew licenses at kiosks, which would operate similar to automated teller machines.

MDPS Commissioner Steve Simpson made the announcement Thursday.

Simpson tells the Oxford Eagle that the kiosks will be located in Jackson, Tupelo, Olive Branch, Hattiesburg, Gulfport and D'Iberville. He says more kiosks will be placed around the state in 2010.

Simpson says when motorists can swipe their expired driver's license, limited information appears on touch screen. Motorists then verify information on the driver's license, take a new picture and pay for the renewal.

Simpson says the kiosk can't be used if a home address or other key information has changed since the last renewal.

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