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DMV:California New Driver's License Worth It

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, October 15, 2012

In October of 2010, California began producing more secure drivers' licenses.

Some of the features include raised signatures and dates of birth, holographs only visible with ultraviolet light, and vertical I.D.'s for those under 21.

Mike Marando is with the California DMV.

He says while the new cards haven't resulted in fewer people trying to counterfeit them, the cards produced by counterfeiters are now very obvious.

MARANDO: "The new cards have definitely been worth it, a lot of the security features that you see and some which are not seen on this card are way above industry standards and after two years we can say that this is a very good security enhanced document."

The DMV issues more than 8 million drivers' licenses or I.D. cards a year.

Marando says the cards did cost the state more to produce. They rose from rose from 75 cents to $1.38 per card.
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