OMV issues new La. driver's licenses with security features

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles are starting to issue a new style of all classes of Louisiana driver's licenses, identification cards and handicap placards.

The new cards has several upgrades that enhance security, tampering resistance and privacy protection.

In the next six to eight weeks, the updated licenses will be issued statewide, phasing in by regions.

"Through the implementation of these new designs, Louisiana citizens will have greater protection from security concerns including fraud and identify theft," said Motor Vehicle Commissioner Stephen Campbell. "Our staff is working as quickly as possible to implement these new licenses across the state; however, if you obtain a credential at an office that has not been converted to the new system, your license or ID is still valid."

Louisiana residents are reminded that they do not have to get a new license or ID card until the current one expires. Nothing has changed in the cost of the card or how the licenses are obtained or renewed.

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