Scheduled outage -- Nationwide no driver license updates this weekend

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Sat Feb 25 23:39:55 UTC 2023

On Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 6:12 PM Sean Donelan <sean at> wrote:
> Verizon network maintenance will impact access to the “National Driver
> Register,” a system that motor vehicle offices around the country need to
> check before handing out a license.

Wait, what year is it?
how is a network maintenance on what seems like a fairly critical system going
to cause a total outage of said system?

I think we time traveled back to 1990 here...

> All 50 states and D.C. participate in the National Driver Register, a
> database maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
> The register contains information about drivers who have had their driving
> privileges revoked, suspended or denied due to serious traffic violations,
> such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving
> or excessive speeding.
> The scheduled maintenance should be finished by Monday, in case you needed
> to update your driver's license or planned to do some reckless driving
> this weekend.

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