New Obion County Driver License Station Opens
NASHVILLE, Tenn., — The Department of Safety has opened a new Driver License Station at 1420 South First Street in Union City. The station is one of seven new driver license stations being opened in Tennessee to provide more convenient service to citizens across the state. The other locations are in Shelby, Fayette, Fentress, Hamilton, Robertson, and Rutherford Counties.
Interim Department of Safety Commissioner Gerald Nicely said, “This station, along with the new stations in Fayette and Shelby Counties, should make driver license services more convenient for people in West Tennessee. We’re glad to provide these resources to people in the area. Our long-term goal is to see that every Tennessean is no more than 30 minutes or 30 miles from a driver license station.”
The new Obion County station will be open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am-5:00pm. The new Shelby County Station at 2714 Union Avenue open December 15th and is also open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. The Fayette County station, located at 7027 Highway 64 West in Oakland, has been open since early November. Locations for the new stations were selected based on regional growth and/or distance from an existing station.
Department of Safety officials expect the Obion County facility on South First Street to be active for a year to 18 months, while a permanent facility is built. Once it is completed, it will house not only driver license services, but also the county office of the Highway Patrol.
The Tennessee Department of Safety (www.tennessee.gov/safety) is responsible for ensuring the safety and general welfare of the traveling public. The department’s general areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education and motorist services including the issuance of driver licenses. The department and its highly trained staff of Troopers are responsible for safety on more than 15,000 miles of state and federal highways.