South Carolina Unveils New Drivers License - DatelineCarolina

South Carolina Unveils New Driver's License

Governor Mark Sanford and head of the Motor Vehicles Department Director Marcia Adams unveiled the new South Carolina driver's license Thursday. Governor Mark Sanford and head of the Motor Vehicles Department Director Marcia Adams unveiled the new South Carolina driver's license Thursday.

By: Derek Phillips

South Carolina is making a change to its driver's license for the first time in 16 years.

The most significant change will be a vertical design for all drivers that are younger than 21, which will quickly identify the holder they are too young to buy or consume alcohol.

Gov. Mark Sanford and Department of Motor Vehicles executive director Marcia Adams unveiled the new license Thursday morning. They say it will be one of the most secure in the country.

New features on the card include a lightened background, clearer print and a primary and secondary photo.

Sanford says that the new license will not only help combat counterfeiting and fraud, but also help stop illegal immigration.

"An employer will either use e-verify or the state drivers license to check on immigrants," said Sanford.

All offices will have the new cards by February 1. South Carolina drivers don't have to switch to the new license until their renewal date.

The cost of a five-year license will remain $12.50, and the cost of a 10-year license remains $25.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 USC. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.
CAROLINA REPORTER