Some counties to receive new driver’s license software, cameras | News
GRAVES, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says installation of software and cameras for Kentucky's new driver's license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the County Circuit Court Clerk's office in several counties for one day each next week.
Installation dates will require issuing of driver’s licenses to be suspended as follows:
- Oct. 22 - Graves County
- Oct. 23 - Fulton County
- Oct. 24 - Hickman County
- Oct. 25 - Carlisle County
- Oct. 26 - Ballard County
According to KYTC, other operations of the Circuit Clerk’s office are not affected, and the office will be open all day. Driver’s licensing operations will resume the following day, and the new license will be available to county residents.
“The new licenses are the manifestation of Kentucky’s efforts to improve the level of service provided to our customers, in addition to securing a credential Kentuckians use each day,” said Tom Zawacki, KYTC department of vehicle regulation commissioner.
KYTC says the new license has multiple layers of security features, all linked to each other, so counterfeiters must compromise multiple technologies, not just one.
Features will include:
- Digital watermark imperceptible to the human eye
- Bank note-level fine line printing
- Improved dual-side lamination for greater tamper resistance and durability
- Hologram with single-color, ultraviolet “ghost” image
Starting in the fall, new licenses will also feature “veteran” and “organ donor” designations.
Customers are not required to obtain new licenses before current licenses expire, and the process for obtaining or renewing a license will not change. The cost remains $20.
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