PALMETTO STATE PUSHED TO REDESIGN ITS PRIMARY FORM OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
Pay attention, Palmetto State travelers …
South Carolina drivers’ licenses will no longer be considered a valid form of identification at U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints beginning in January 2018.
That’s right … if you want to board a plane in the United States after that time, you’ll need to have a passport, military ID or a permanent resident card.
What gives? Well, South Carolina is one of nine states (Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Washington are the others) whose drivers’ licenses apparently do not meet the federal government’s “minimum security standards.”
Those new standards include anti-counterfeit measures, in-person verification of applicants and yes … background checks.
A privacy nightmare, in other words.
The alternative? Getting a U.S. passport – which is probably what this is all about.
Gotta fleece the sheeple at every turn, right?
(Banner via TSA)