New La. driver's license design has key security features

New La. driver's license design has key security features

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles unveiled a new design for all classes of driver's licenses, identification cards and handicap placards.

The state says the new format features several security enhancements, including multiple layers of components and resistance to tampering.

The updated licenses will be phased in regionally, then issued statewide within the next six to eight weeks.

"Through the implementation of these new designs, Louisiana citizens will have greater protection from security concerns including fraud and identify theft," Motor Vehicle Commissioner Stephen Campbell said. "Our staff is working as quickly as possible to implement these new licenses across the state; however, if you obtain a credential at an office that has not been converted to the new system, your license or ID is still valid."

As a reminder, citizens do not have to get new license or ID card until their current one expires.

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