Dayton Requests Extension For Real ID LawGov. Mark Dayton asked the federal government for more time to comply with new standards for driver's licenses on Friday, aiming to ensure Minnesota residents aren't turned away when stronger requirements are imposed for domestic flights.
Feds Say They'll Give State Time To Upgrade IDs For FlightsFor millions of Minnesotans who board planes every year, a Minnesota state-issued driver's license may no longer be enough. Starting next year, you'll need a tamper-proof high security license approved by the federal government and issued by the state.
Minnesota Driver's License May Soon Not Be Enough To FlyUnder a new federal proposal, Minnesota's driver's licenses may not be enough identification to fly. Congress passed a national ID standard in 2005. But Minnesota legislators passed a law exempting the state from that federal standard because of safety concerns.
DPS Announces New Method Of Invalidating Driver's Licenses & ID CardsClipped corners on invalidated driver's licenses will soon be a thing of the past. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the way driver's licenses and identification cars are invalidating is changing.
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Driver Record Data Fight Draws In Lawmakers Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to slow down a plan from the Department of Public Safety that would restrict public access to driver's license data, including the bulk sale of data to insurance companies and car dealers. DPS officials say they made the change after thousands of snooping incidents into personal driver's license records. But insurance industry executives, and Insurance Federation of Minnesota Vice President Mark Kulda, say it could add money to your insurance bill.
Enhanced IDs To Ease Re-Entry From Canada, MexicoMinnesota residents can now apply for enhanced driver's licenses or identification cards that will make it easier to go back and forth between the U.S. and certain countries. The licenses can be used to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean.
Tighter Grip On Driver Data Sets Off Minn. FeudImminent changes in access policies for Minnesota driver's license and vehicle registration data have the auto insurance industry warning of higher rates and car dealers saying that safety recalls could be hampered.
Iowans Will Be Getting 8-Year Driver's LicensesNext year Iowans will be getting driver's licenses that will expire in five, six, seven or even eight years. The Legislature authorized the longer licenses, and officials say it will take Iowa five years to transition from the current five-year driver's licenses to eight-year licenses.
Older Drivers, Could You Pass The Licensing Test Today?The demographics of Minnesota’s roads are changing. Between 2006 and 2012, the numbers of drivers age 49 and younger fell sharply. Meanwhile, during the same time period, every category of drivers age 50 and older was on the rise. But from the shape and meaning of road signs to the law allowing right turns on red, a lot has changed over the years.
Thousands In Minn. Drive Without Licenses, Sometimes With Fatal Consequences According to the State Patrol, Abdrihaman Ali is one of thousands of Minnesotans caught driving without a license in the last year.
Audit To Examine Driver's License Database Access Details about the security of and access to Minnesota driver's license information are likely to be among the findings in a new state audit.