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Rhode Island ID Update

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles started issuing newly designed driver’s licenses and state ID cards on July 19th.  This change is the first one since 2003.

The Rhode Island DMV decided to do this as a security measure.  Like many other states that have recently implemented this sort of change, the goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting. The new security features on the ID will make it more difficult for the IDs to be replicated. The IDs will also bring the state towards Real ID Act compliance. Old ID cards are still valid until their expiration and the fee for the new cards will not change.

 

Some of the new features include:

  • Optically variable pattern
  • Background features Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
  • Large image of ID holder as well as a smaller, faded image
  • Date of birth printed in 3 locations
  • Ink that glows when exposed to a UV light
  • Tamper resistant

 

Image of new license
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Image from DMV RI


NBC 10 News reports on a state press release which states, “The Division of Motor Vehicles will transition driver’s licenses to the more secure cards this month, along with the installation of cameras at work stations at DMV and AAA offices around the state,” the release noted. “The cameras are part of a streamlined process that will be introduced with the new cards. Instead of having to go to two work stations to complete their transactions, all work can be done at one station.”

Please note that this ID update was made available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs were released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Rhode Island IDs, click here.

Maryland to Issue New Driver’s License and ID Cards

The Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) in Maryland has announced that it will issue a new driver’s license and state ID cards. The new cards will be available June 20th of this year and will begin to be issued after July 11th.

Maryland has not updated their IDs since 2003. The MVA decided to do this as a security measure; goal is to protect its citizens against identity theft and prevent counterfeiting. The new security features on the ID will make it very difficult for the IDs to be replicated. The IDs are also compliant with the Real ID Act. An extra security precaution includes mailing the new IDs from a secure MVA facility, so counterfeiters will have a reduced chance to access the equipment that produces the IDs as well as personal information.

Some of the new features include:

  • Three images of the cardholder, two on the front and one on the back
  • Laser engraving
  • Inventory control number
  • Raised print

Image of New License

New MD ID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image from DelMarva Now                                                                                     

Per the Baltimore Sun’s article, “This card is the most secure driver’s license in the United States today,” state Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said. “It has numerous layered security features that are going to make the Maryland driver’s license, learner’s permit and ID the most difficult to tamper with, and in fact, I would predict, not for many years are we going to see anyone with the ability to falsify a Maryland driver’s license.”

Counteirfeiters seem to be able to hack or duplicate almost anything these days but Maryland has made great efforts to prevent this.

Please note that this ID update will be available to all of IDScan.net’s software users before the IDs are released and will be avaialble for download here.

To learn more about the new Maryland IDs, click here.