Real ID Poses Problem for Florida Man Renewing Driver’s License

Our South Florida law blog has already covered the new federal identification requirements for renewing a driver’s license on January 13, 1010 – “Broward and Palm Beach County Traffic Attorneys Discuss New ID Requirements for Driver’s Licenses.” We anticipated that it could cause delays at the DMV, and that proved to be an understatement for one Port St. Lucie doctor who tried to renew his driver’s license earlier this month.

The 52-year-old man brought along all the necessary paperwork, including his United States password and Social Security card. But his renewal application was rejected because the names on his identification documents didn’t match. Both had his first and last name listed, but his passport includes a middle name that was missing from his Social Security card. After making calls to the state Division of Highway and Safety and getting help from the office of a state representative, the doctor will be able to renew his driver’s license.

Florida is among the first states to enact Real ID. All drivers must age 50 and younger must have the Real ID by December 1, 2014. Those over 50 have until three more years.

Source: Real ID a real problem for Port St. Lucie doctor who wanted to renew license,, January 20, 2010
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