NJ announces new, more secure driver’s licenses

    New Jersey officials can tell you all about why they’re introducing a new digital driver’s license with enhanced security features.

    But what’s changed? Well, that’s a secret.

    State officials plan to announce the switch today, but told The Associated Press about it yesterday.

    State Attorney General Paula Dow says there are some 25 “overt and covert” changes to the digital licenses first introduced in the state seven years ago to make them more secure.

    The goal is to cut down on fraud and prevent the use of counterfeit IDs, whether by terrorists or teen drinkers.

    Dow says the new licenses meet federal standards for security and that New Jersey is in the first wave of states to go to the enhanced digital licenses.

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