Bar owners are increasing their due diligence in terms of checking ID’s. More and more bars now use ID scanners to detect fake IDs. This is so important as the increase in underage drinking has caused more tragedies as a result. According to CNN.com, 4300 deaths annually are caused by underage drinking.
While bouncers check ID’s at the door, an important second step is often missed-checking the ID at the bar. Bar tenders often get busy or assume that because an ID has been checked at the door, they do not have to check it. This is not the case. Bar tenders, not just bar owners, are liable for serving minors.
Make sure you protect your employees, guests and your business. Check patron IDs at point of entry and the bar. To ensure the IDs are valid, use an ID scanner. In the unlikely event that an extremely good fake goes undetected, ID scanners will stand up in court, saving you liability and money in fines. They also save time, your employees don’t have to second guess themselves or waste time squinting to read the information on the ID; the scanner will do that for you.