New York DMV offer's enhanced driver's license w/Radio Frequency Sleeve
Posted in the Rochester Forum
“Get out of MY country!!”
Since: Feb 10
HopBotton in Pennsyltucky....
#1 Aug 20, 2010
BUFFALO - New York drivers can begin applying today for an enhanced driver's license that will comply with tighter travel controls adopted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The state becomes the nation's second, after Washington state, to offer licenses that can be shown at the U.S. border instead of a more expensive passport.
The optional license will include a picture and radio frequency identification tag that can be scanned to verify a person's identity. The tag will not contain any personal information - only an assigned number, authorities said.
Drivers, though, should be prepared to offer a stack of identifying paperwork when they apply for an enhanced driver's license, and to spend an extra $30.
"It's actually surprising, there's more information than people are going to think they need," said Hochul, who anticipates her county will issue more enhanced driver's licenses than most because of its proximity to Canada.
Those trading in a current driver's license will need, in addition to the old license, a birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship, their Social Security card and two proofs of New York residency, such as recent property tax bills or credit card statements. The documents will be scanned for authenticity, a step that will add 10 to 15 minutes to the application process.
All of the licenses are produced in Albany and mailed to drivers.
"It does take more time," Hochul said. The trade-off, she said, is preserving the ability to make spontaneous trips across the border to shop or dine when an oral declaration of citizenship and regular license is no longer enough to get through U.S. Customs.
"That's real important in an area like ours," she said.
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, recommended by the 9/11 Commission, is intended to control movement across the U.S. border by verifying the citizenship and identity of everyone entering the United States by land, sea, or air from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The enhanced driver's license will satisfy the land and sea requirements, which take effect June 1, 2009, but not for international air travel.
To answer concerns about the ability of hackers to intercept radio frequency identification information from the new licenses, the state is mailing each one with a protective storage sleeve that prevents transmission, said DMV spokesman Ken Brown - who stressed that the only information contained in the tag is a number that would be meaningless except to Homeland Security agents.
Since: Sep 08
#2 Aug 20, 2010
SC/3,You know that I will run right down to get one so the goverment can track me--LOL!!!
#3 Feb 8, 2011
Offer's?? Huh? Whose kid wrote this article?
#4 Feb 8, 2011
Probably the same one that wrote your nonsensical reply dufus!!
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