Alabama
6:15 pm
Mon January 3, 2005

New State Licenses Will Resist Fraud

Montgomery, AL – The state will begin issuing new driver's licenses in March. They'll have more security features because of the intelligence reform law recently signed by President Bush. It requires the U-S Department of Transportation and Homeland Security to work with states to have minimum identification standards. Soon, a computer watermark will be placed behind digital photos, and special police computers will be the only machines able to read them. The watermarks contain demographic information about the cardholder. The cards also will feature a hologram visible under a black light.