New Driver's Licenses Comply with REAL ID Act

New Driver's Licenses Comply with REAL ID Act

The District of Columbia is set to issue drivers licenses that comply with federal law intended to make it harder for terrorists to get fake IDs. We look at how the change affects you.

At the recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 directing the federal government to set tough, uniform standards for government-issued IDs, including driver's licenses. The goal was to make it harder for terrorists or other bad actors to get an official ID. On May 1, the District of Columbia will begin issuing new driver's licenses that comply with those standards. We examine how and when you need to get yours.

Guests

Lucinda Babers

Director, District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles

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