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KS Recognized for Driver's License Security

ReynoldsonDean Reynoldson, with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, during the release of the new licenses last year. Reynoldson demonstrates a security image on the new license only visible under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)The state of Kansas is being recognized for having one of the most secure driver’s license designs in the nation. The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License is a non-partisan, non-profit group that advocates for better security in state-issued IDs. Brian Zimmer, with the coalition, says he hopes the award will attract the attention of other states.

The Kansas licenses use special printing and engraving that makes them difficult to counterfeit or modify. Zimmer says they only give this award once per year to states that make major strides in document security. He says counterfeiting IDs is connected to crimes like credit card fraud and identity theft.


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