New Wis. Driver's Licenses Designed to Curb Fraud, Identity Theft

Updated: 09/17/2015 1:49 PM
Created: 09/17/2015 1:39 PM
By: Jennie Lissarrague

Wisconsin residents will soon be getting new driver's licenses and ID cards this fall.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation say the new cards will be the most secure ones in the United States and are specially designed to curb fraud and identity theft.

The cards are made from polycarbonate and include a laser-engraved black and white photo, UV ink and a raised signature, date of birth, expiration date and ID number. The cards are also stiffer than the old ones, WisDOT officials say.

Residents don’t need to visit a DMV until their card expires; their cards are valid until it’s time to renew them.

The new cards will roll out in late September.

Photo: Wisconsin Department of Transportation/Facebook

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