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At airport security, signs point to confusion about driver's licenses

At airport security, signs point to confusion about driver's licenses

In my recent travels through Las Vegas and Long Beach airports, I have seen a Transportation Security Administration notification that prompts my question. It mentions that in 2018, driver’s licenses and state identification cards must comply with federal government standards in order to be used to board an airplane.  I am curious if I will have problems for future flights. I recently received my renewed California driver’s license.

Paul Perez

Whittier

Answer: The signs Perez writes about have to do with Real ID, an effort to make driver’s licenses comply with federal standards.

Signs that went up toward the end of 2016, when Obama...

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