Kansas Rolls Out New Driver's License

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kansas driver's licenses getting a new look and added security features to guard against counterfeiting and fraud.

The Department of Revenue showed off the new design at an event Tuesday with Gov. Sam Brownback and Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. The changes include how the information is presented and additional security features hidden from the naked eye.

Motorists will begin receiving the new licenses this week. Among the elements are photographs that are embedded on the back of the card that are visible only with ultraviolet light. Also gone is the black magnetic strip that once contained driver information.

Revenue Department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says Kansas updates its driver's licenses every four to six years as technology changes.

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