A reduction in service is coming to Temple's driver's license facility at 6612 S. General Bruce Drive. Customers will be referred to the Killeen license office at 5100 W. Elms Road, or the Georgetown office at 1070 Westinghouse Road.

The reason for the service reduction? Your safety in the summer heat.

DPS says the office gets so crowded in the summer that people often have to wait in line outside the building in order to comply with the fire code. This puts residents at risk in the summer heat. Instead of letting the line build up outside, the office will simply send folks down the road to the much larger offices in Killeen and Georgetown by limiting the services offered in Temple.

The Department of Public Safety recommends the following steps this summer. Before visiting the office call 1-866-357-3639 to see if your address change, license renewal, or other matters can be handled online, by mail, or over the phone.

For more info on the changes coming to the Temple Office visit www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/OnlineServices.htm.