TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-- Florida motorists are starting to see new features as they renew driver’s licenses. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said this week that revamped security features are being rolled out on new and renewed driver's licenses and identification cards.
The changes include the addition of a tactile security feature on the front of cards and the removal of a magnetic strip from the back.
“The release of this new credential is part of a continued effort to maintain the highest level of security for all Floridians,” agency Executive Director Terry Rhodes said in a prepared statement.
Motorists are not required to replace their current driver’s licenses or ID cards unless the cards have reached the expiration date or because of such things as name or address changes.