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(In case you haven’t heard) State prepares for full license roll out

By: 19 June 2011 2 Comments

A look at the new Class D driver's license for drivers over the age of 21. For those under age 21, the licenses are vertical instead of horizontal.

If you’ve renewed your driver’s license or gotten a new state-issued identification card in the last couple weeks (and you live in certain parts of the state), you hopefully noticed that it looks a little different than before.

Starting earlier this month, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced that new state driver’s licenses and ID card formats would be issued at the West Little Rock, Sherwood and Southwest Little Rock offices with a gradual, statewide roll out to be done by the end of July.

The new card formats provide a number of redesigned security features to make altering, tampering or counterfeiting extremely difficult. The use of variable background colors and patterns in the new format is just one of the many and noticeable changes to help make the documents more secure.

(There is no mention, however, that the new cards will make you look younger or be of better quality.)

Don’t worry, you don’t have to rush out and pay to get a new card right away. The new cards will be issued through the regular renewal process or whenever a duplicate card is issued. All cards will be in the new format by the end of the 4-year renewal cycle.

For more information or to view the new card format layouts please visit:

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