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New Wisconsin licenses to be “most secure in United States”

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Your next Wisconsin driver’s license will look different, and be “the most secure in the United States.”

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will start issuing the new licenses and identification cards in late September of 2015.

The DMV says “an innovative polycarbonate card and laser-engraved black and white photo are the most prominent features designed to curb fraud and identity theft.”

The licenses and ID cards will also have these enhanced security features:

The card feels slightly stiffer and makes a unique sound when dropped on a hard surface.

A raised signature, date of birth (DOB), expiration date, DL/ID number, U21 (under 21) until date can easily be felt and hard to copy.

UV ink highlights intricate Wisconsin artwork on front.

U21 is prominently displayed in red ink and printed in a vertical format.

Endorsements for commercial driving, including hazmat certification, are clearly noted.

You can hold on to your current license until it expires. Once it is time to renew, you will be given the new version.

To visit the Wisconsin DMV website, click here: www.wisconsindmv.gov 

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