State residents adapting to REAL ID

May 2, 2018

Credit NC DOT

The public is quickly adapting to a new form of ID issued by the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

A press release from the state DMV says in just one year about 18 percent of all driver’s license and identification cards meet REAL ID standards. REAL ID is identification that meets new federal security requirements for boarding commercial airplanes and visiting federal facilities, including military installations. REAL ID is already being enforced at Camp Lejeune. DMV started issuing REAL ID on May 1 of last year. To date 445,401 REAL ID licenses and identity cards have been issued.  Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, those without a REAL ID will need to present additional information beyond a driver’s license to board flights or visit federal facilities.