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January 23, 2017
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Americas: Airport Security to Stop Accepting Driver’s Licenses as ID in 8 States


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If your attendees are from Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, or Washington, start prepping them now: Their driver’s licenses will not get them through airports’ TSA checkpoints after January 22, 2018.

id cardTo discourage forgeries and prevent terrorism, the government’s Real ID program through the Department of Homeland Security has set minimum security standards for state-issued IDs, which include verifying every applicant’s identity, putting anti-counterfeit technology into the production of the card, and conducting background checks on the people issuing driver's licenses.

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