Ga. licenses, ID cards to change

Thursday, July 9, 2009 1:20 PM
Last updated 2:13 PM
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Georgia driver's licenses and ID cards will change this fall, as state officials add new features designed to combat document fraud.

A sample of the new Georgia drivers license  Special
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A sample of the new Georgia drivers license

New cards will feature ghost photos, a laser-engraved signature over the primary photo to minimize alterations and a tamper resistant coating placed over the card. The cards will feature machine-readable barcodes that can be used by banks, retailers and other businesses to verify the information printed on the front.

New card production will begin at Conyers, Covington and Locust Grove in September. All state customer service center locations will feature the new cards by November.

Previously issued Georgia licenses and IDs will remain valid until the expiration date.

Gov. Sonny Perdue says the change will protect identities of Georgia's citizens.

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Rose
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Rose 07/09/09 - 01:27 pm
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Sounds good to me.

Sounds good to me.

roundaboutway
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roundaboutway 07/09/09 - 01:49 pm
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Protect the identities from

Protect the identities from who?? Big Brother?

paperwren
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paperwren 07/09/09 - 01:52 pm
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With the barcode on the back,

With the barcode on the back, I hope you can report a drivers license theft and "deactivate" an ID somehow like you can with credit cards. That might help catch identity thiefs who use stolen IDs.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/09/09 - 01:52 pm
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uh oh.......

uh oh.......

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 07/09/09 - 02:16 pm
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REAL ID sounds better, if it

REAL ID sounds better, if it can be funded.

mgroothand
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mgroothand 07/09/09 - 02:17 pm
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With the help of the ACLU the

With the help of the ACLU the NAACP will protest these changes claiming it would be too difficult to facilitate these changes since the costs of a driver's license will likely go up a dollar or two.

philsreel
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philsreel 07/09/09 - 02:45 pm
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Another Redneck!!!!mgroothood

Another Redneck!!!!mgroothood what is your education level?

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 07/09/09 - 03:01 pm
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Mine doesn't expire til 2032.

Mine doesn't expire til 2032.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 07/09/09 - 03:09 pm
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I don't want Sonny's

I don't want Sonny's signature over the top of my head.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 07/09/09 - 03:29 pm
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Sure the barcode isn't a

Sure the barcode isn't a prelude the mark of the beast?

inkpup
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inkpup 07/09/09 - 06:39 pm
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Sounds good to Rose right up

Sounds good to Rose right up until she must produce one to vote.

grrrrrrrrrrrr fed up
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grrrrrrrrrrrr fed up 07/09/09 - 07:08 pm
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how can you have a licence or

how can you have a licence or id that is good until 2032 please explain

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 07/09/09 - 10:30 pm
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If you are a Vet you can get

If you are a Vet you can get a free license good until you are 65 years old.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 07/09/09 - 10:35 pm
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I guess if you were 18 and

I guess if you were 18 and just coming out of the military, your license would be good til like 2056. Not a bad deal.

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