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Driver License Changes

August 13th, 2009 by flanews

Getting or renewing a Florida drivers license will soon require four forms of identification and address verification.

Starting January 1st, drivers will need a photo ID, their social security card, and two pieces of mail or address verifying documents. The state is changing the requirements to meet the Federal Real ID standards. The new standards are being put in place to keep terrorists from getting a license or ID card. Sandra Lambert, the director of the Division of Licenses, says people who dont comply with the new standards will be penalized.

Everything has to be implemented by a certain time, right now thats 2017 that everybody has to have this and actually if you are 50 or younger its 2014, if you are over 50 its 2017, but after those drop-dead dates of 2014, 2017, you can no longer board an aircraft, you can no longer enter a federal building without this, said Lambert.

The state is running an 800-thousand dollar informational campaign to inform Floridas 15 million drivers of the changes. More information can be found at gathergoget.com.

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