Heads up, your Texas driver’s license is altering once more


A change is coming to your wallet! The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing a redesigned Texas Driver’s License, ID Card, and Driver’s License.

According to the DPS website, all three cards will be made of polycarbonate, making tampering difficult and difficult to reproduce. A laser engraving is added as an extra layer to prevent counterfeiting.

The communication impediment identifier moves to the front of the card when there is a health condition that may affect the way you communicate. A disabled veteran ID is also added, along with the American flag and the branch of service the person served.

The current identifiers for organ donors and veterans remain unchanged.

The cards are still REAL ID compliant with a gold star in the upper right corner. Starting October 1, 2020, you will need a valid passport, U.S. military ID, or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to travel on commercial airlines or enter federal facilities.

Driving licenses for people under the age of 21 will continue to be arranged vertically and not horizontally for people over the age of 21.

Anyone with older cards has their cards valid until the current expiry date.

More details about the new look can be found on the DPS website.