Kentucky Driver’s Licenses Getting Security Overhaul

August 3, 2012

Kentucky driver’s licenses are getting some security upgrades, and circuit court clerks’ offices will be installing new equipment to implement the improvements.

The Transportation Cabinet says the new license has multiple layers of security features to make it harder for counterfeiters to produce fake IDs. Among the new features are a digital watermark that can’t be seen by the human eye, improved lamination, a hologram with an ultraviolet “ghost” image and bank note-quality printing.

Motorists aren’t required to obtain the new license until their current one expires. The process won’t change and neither will the cost – it will remain $20.

Each circuit court clerk’s office will suspend driver’s license processing for one day sometime between August and October while the new equipment is installed.

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