OMV aims to ease wait times for senior drivers
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles announced Thursday a pilot program they hope will help older drivers dodge the long lines and wait times often associated with the average OMV experience.
The Louisiana OMV's "Senior Day" program will be held participating locations with one day of each coming month set aside to allow exclusive access of OMV services to older motorists as a trial period for the program.
It begins on Nov. 1 when OMV locations will open their doors to people 60 years and older only from 8 a.m. to noon, according to an OMV spokesperson.
Senior citizens in the Baton Rouge area can visit the Office of Motor Vehicles located at 7701 Independence Blvd. on Nov. 1 to take advantage of the first trial. To get directions to this location, click here.
The program will be held at locations throughout the state. The complete list of participating offices is as follows:
*5602 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria
*7701 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge
*108 Capital Blvd., Houma
*3241 N.W. Evangeline Thruway Suite, Lafayette
*951 Main Streetke Charles
*5171 Northeast Road, Monroe
*9310 Normandie Drive, Shreveport
*1514 W. Lindberg, Slidell
*100 Veterans Blvd, New Orleans
Following November debut, the program will be held on Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 7 and Apr. 11.
Officials said they plan to make the program available year-round if it is successful.