Identity Theft Concerns Prompt New Missouri Drivers Licenses
The new-look IDs will be available in the St. Louis area next month.
The state of Missouri is giving drivers licenses and nondriver identification cards a facelift.
Beginning this month, revenue offices in Central Missouri will start rolling outthe new-look cards. Chesterfield's Licensing Bureau, located at 1711 Clarkson Road, is the closest for Ballwin and Ellisville residents.
The rollout should be completed by April.
Officials at the Department of Revenue say the new design and issuance process---they will be printed from one central facility and mailed out-- will enhance security and help reduce the risk of identity theft and other types of fraud.
Under-21 drivers licenses will be vertically oriented, and all cards will also make it easier to determine if the carrier is an organ donor.
Patch Editor Julie Brown Patton contributed information for this report.