Delaware DMV announces state of the art license

(Courtesy of Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles)

(Courtesy of Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles)

Delaware drivers will receive a newly designed license the next time they renew at the DMV.

The new license features “state of the art” security features that improve fraud prevention, according to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles.

“With every year that passes, technology improves and the ability to enhance security features on physical documents improves right alongside it. So, what we do here in Delaware, and of course many states do this as well, is routinely update the designs of our cards utilizing the latest security features,” said DMV Director Scott Vien.

“The longer a card is out in circulation the more available it is to pick up on the more subtle features, so being able to change that up with a new card design definitely helps us prevent folks from being able to reproduce or alter the document.”

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The new images on the ID represent state pride, Vien says. They include Legislative Hall, the state flag and the Blue Hen, as well as a new design for the federally compliant gold star. The current ID features the state flower, the peach blossom.

The DMV renews its license every five to eight years. Drivers can use their current ID card until expiration.


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