Veteran Designation Now Available on Idaho licenses and State IDs

U.S. military veterans who reside in Idaho are now able to include that distinction on their driver’s licenses and state ID cards. As of November 10, 2014, just before Veteran’s Day, the optional designation from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is available to anyone who served in the armed services and received an honorable discharge. […]

Iowa Announces New Digital Driver’s License

In December 2014, The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that law enforcement officers conducting traffic stops, security officers at Iowa airports, and some liquor stores will begin accepting a digital driver’s license in lieu of the traditional plastic one. The concept is simple: it’s a mobile app that displays all the same information as […]

Tokenworks ID Scanner Helps Apprehend Burglar

Pittsburgh, PA – ID scanners are often used to detect fake IDs, thwart underage drinking, or to recognize banned or VIP customers, but now, a Tokenworks ID scanner has been successfully used to identify a suspect in a burglary. On a recent weekend, a Pittsburgh, PA bar called Scarpaci’s was robbed; approximately $500 was stolen […]

New Driver’s License Category for Undocumented Immigrants in California

Starting on January 2, 2015, any adult residing in California who is able to show proof of state residency and proof of identity (as well as pass the requisite skill-based exams) can get a driver’s license. This is the result of a new law, called Assembly Bill 60 (AB60), also known as The Safe and […]

Ohio Now Issuing New Driver’s License

Effective January 5, 2015, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began issuing a driver’s license and state identification card with an updated look. The most striking new feature of the updated cards is the background color, which was officially “salmon”, and is now a combination of blue and green. Additionally, the laminate on the new […]

Fresh design elements on Louisiana’s new driver’s license and ID card

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) revealed a new design for the state’s driver’s licenses and identification cards. At first glance, the old design and new design are strikingly similar, but a closer look reveals a few visible changes, including a “ghosted” photo image, multi-colored fine line background printing, and a […]

Minnesota Adopts New Method for Invalidating Driver’s Licenses

Starting July 6, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DVS) changed the way expired or otherwise invalid driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards are marked. Previously, licenses and ID cards that were invalid had the bottom right corner removed. Going forward, each DVS office will punch invalid licenses and […]

NY Distributes Brochure Outlining Driver’s License Features

September 2015 – Just in time for the beginning of a new college semester, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the state Liquor Authority have released a co-authored electronic brochure detailing the security features present on New York driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards. The licenses and ID cards were redesigned in […]

Wisconsin Begins Issuing New Version of Driver’s Licenses

September 2015 – The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Department of Transportation (DOT) have begun issuing updated driver’s licenses and identification (ID) cards with the goals of preventing fraud and identity theft. The new identification documents will be phased in across Wisconsin’s ninety DMV offices by November 1. Prompted in part by an […]