• Florida to roll out new driver's licenses, ID cards in August

    By: Brittney Donovan , Action News Jax


    Florida driver's licenses and identifications cards are getting a makeover.

    The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will roll out new, more secure cards beginning in August.

    The cards will be the most secure credentials on the market today, according to the FLHSMV.

    PHOTOS: A look at Florida's new driver's licenses, ID cards

    They'll feature almost double the fraud protection measures compared to the previous design, including your photo on four locations on the card.

    The new design incorporates designations for lifetime sportsman’s, boater, freshwater, saltwater and hunting licenses and designations for veteran, organ donor, deaf/hard of hearing and developmentally disabled.

    The new design also allows for the identification of sexual predators and offenders with a blue identifier on the card. Sexual predator will be printed on the card while sexual offenders will have 943.0435 F.S. listed in the bottom right.

    The new cards will be available in Duval County beginning Aug. 28.

    They are expected to be available at all service centers throughout Florida and online by December 2017.

    FLHSMV said the old driver's licenses and ID cards will still be in use alongside the new credential until replaced or phased out.

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