Facial recognition biometrics is used within a database of pictures to help stop driver’s license fraud. It helps prevent identity theft and duplicate identifications in other names. If you recall, British immigration who uses the latest in prints and biometrics denied President Obama’s brother Samson a visa when it was discovered he was using falsified documents to enter their country earlier this year.
Special features are added to prevent counterfeiting. When applying for a new license, the recipient will have a Department of Motor Vehicle employee with him through the entire process to comply with federal requirements.
Boarding an airplane or entering a federal building will not be possible with the old style license or ID card should residents opt to not update their credentials.
Drivers’ licenses could begin being issued using the new process by November 1, 2009