Number of the Day: 25

May 16, 2011 | Number of The Day

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has begun issuing driver’s licenses that now have what it calls 25 overt and covert antifraud features. According to the MVC, these features are known only to the commission and to law enforcement agencies.

Next year, the MVC hopes to implement a new central issuance process for all driver’s license renewals. According to the MVC, it will eliminate the need for over 1 million visits to motor vehicle agencies. It will also involve state-of-the art facial recognition technology.

The MVC did not say whether the new license, which is called an Enhanced Digital Driver License, will make counterfeit driver’s licenses harder to spot by personnel other than law enforcement. If not, it may not do much to slow down the big business of providing ID’s to underage teenagers.