Tennessee now issues vertical licenses to people under 21-year-old

Tennessee vertical driver license

Drivers under the age of 21 in Tennessee will now receive a vertical driver license.

The new law took effect Monday, July 2nd.

State senators and representatives watched as the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security unveiled the new design just hours ago in Knoxville.

The state expects vertical licenses to help businesses more easily identify those who are not at or above the legal drinking age of 21.

Last year alone excessive drinking resulted in the deaths of more than 4300 minors in the US.

After a person turns 21, he or she can then acquire the standard horizontal license.

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