Best Way To Void An Expired Driver’s License & Comply With 49 CFR 384.211

Voiding Drivers License Complying with 49 CFR 348.211When a driver’s license expires, states are now requiring that you surrender the license to an appropriate DMV location. For legal and safety reasons, these expired licenses cannot remain in the original owners hands unless they are properly voided. This is all per new DOT / FMCSA legislation that affects how expired driver’s licenses are handled.

According to DOT / FMCSA Legislation 49 CFR 384.211 surrender procedure, before returning the license to the owner it must be physically marked so it cannot be mistaken for a valid document. According to the new legislation, simply punching a hole in the expiration date is not considered sufficient. One of the best properly void a driver’s license is to perforate it with the word “VOID” by using a text perforator like the Widmer P-400V found here.

Widmer P-400V Void Text PerforatorThe Widmer P-400 is a remarkable little machine, designed to perforate through paper, card stock and plastic coated documents. It comes in different variations depending on what you want perforated. This includes words such as PAID, VOID, CANCEL and Spanish words such as PAGADO and CANCELADO. A custom version is also available as the P-400U.

For properly voiding driver’s licenses, you will want to use the P-400V (VOID). This device is fully compliant with 49 CFR 384.211 and can perforate the word VOID through U.S. style plastic coated ID cards and driver’s licenses. This device sits on just about any desk or table and is remarkably easy to use. It is also economically priced to fit within most state budgets.

The P-400V is manually operated. It features a long leveraged handle on the right-side of the device. This handle is extremely easy to use. Thanks to high-quality parts and precision engineering, this perforator quickly slices through documents and licenses. The machine itself is made from heavy-duty metal material and it is rated for daily use.

If you still have questions about compliance with 49 CFR 384.211, or if you have questions about the Widmer P-400V, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We would love to help you out. You can find the P-400V by visiting us here.

Do you have experience using the P-400V? Post your experience here as a comment! Thanks for reading.

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