New driver’s licenses and non-driver IDs will have features to prevent counterfeiting

ROCHESTER (WHEC) — All new drivers licenses and non-driver ID cards issued in New York State will have upgraded features to better identify counterfeiting, said the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Any license issued on or after Thursday will have the state logo and the clear widow with the photo etched with a double image, using a laser. That will make the image change when viewed at different angles, as a way to test the authenticity. Other changes include the visibility of the embedded chip and the birthday will be visible from different angles.

The DWV unveiled their new design in 2013. In New York City, the NYPD arrested 2,163 people for suspected fake IDs in the first seven months of 2021, an increase from last year, reported news source The City.