Frabjous Times

New license

I applied for renewal of my New Jersey driver's license today. It was probably the worst day to go, one day before a whole batch of licenses were due to expire, plus pent-up demand because of the long weekend. But it turned out that I completed my task in just about an hour. I brought my state sanctioned six points of identity verification in the form of a current U. S. passport, my original NJ license, a health insurance card, and a recent credit card bill in my name.
Now I have one of the high-security licenses with a optically readable digital code on the back, replacing the easily forged cards of the past. I kind of wish I had a UV source to see some of the anti-forgery features on the thing.
Originally published: 2004/11/29 22:27:02