POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission gears up for launch of REAL ID program

The REAL ID program is coming to New Jersey, and Motor Vehicle Commission wait times are expected to increase.

REAL ID creates a more secure driver’s license after a congressional law passed in 2005 mandated more secure driver’s licenses in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Starting in October 2020, REAL IDs will be needed to do things like board a flight.

Motor Vehicle Commission’s chief administrator Sue Fulton spoke about the launch of the REAL ID program, saying that other states that have rolled out the program have experienced double and triple the wait times at their motor vehicle agencies.

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