The state Motor Vehicle Commission began work last March on its latest security improvement — the new, tougher-to-counterfeit driver’s license. The Enhanced Digital Driver’s License, with its covert security features and more tamper-resistant material, does not look radically different from its predecessor. There’s a slight color difference and a two-line format for the name instead of one line. On the back there’s a black silhouette of the state and the MVC logo in gray. The bar code has shifted position slightly, is larger, and is designed to hold much more information.
The enhanced license was issued on a pilot basis at the regional centers in February, and regular agencies began joining in this month. More will be added each week, with all locations expected to be able to issue the new license by mid-May.
It will be phased in as drivers come up for license renewal. Full story in North Jersey.