Cathy Wilkinson of Blue Ridge turned 60 last month, and along with that milestone came a pesky necessity: renewing her Virginia driver’s license. Her adventure might make for a good episode of “Seinfeld.”
After three trips to the Department of Motor Vehicles, one visit to the post office and a flurry of phone calls to New York, she is $38 poorer. But she finally triumphed over the indifferent bureaucracy.
Wilkinson offers this cautionary advice: Whatever you do, renew your license before it expires, or you may be in for the hassle she went through.
The retired Roanoke County schoolteacher has lived in Virginia since 1974, when she moved here from New York to attend Roanoke College.
“I’ve had a license for 42 years,” she said. “No tickets, no accidents.”
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