What’s Driving You Crazy? – Getting real about Real ID

Driving You Crazy

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Getting real about “Real ID”

Following our recent story about renewing your driver’s license online, Larry emailed me:

“Can you get the star on your license online, too, or do you have to go in to show proof of identity?”

He’s talking about the “Real ID” that I hope you’ve heard about. I checked with Kevin Malone from the DMV. He says:

“You have to upgrade to a Real ID in person. And there’s a website for that: https://GetRealNevada.com

That website explains:

“In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses. Americans will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another accepted form of identification to go through airport security or enter secure federal buildings.”

And just to make sure you’re up-to-date, the deadline for getting a Real ID was recently extended to May 3, 2023.

Thanks for writing in Larry. And thanks for the clarification, Kevin.

Buckle up, drive carefully – and PLEASE PUT DOWN THAT PHONE

If there’s something driving YOU crazy, email me: traffic8@8newsnow.com.

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