Real ID to make flying safer, according to Virginia Tech expert

New identification requirement takes effect October 2020

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Starting next October, you'll have to provide a Real ID to fly or get into federal facilities.

The form of identification meets increased security standards and is valid for up to eight years.

A Virginia Tech security and terrorism expert said this will establish uniform identification for every state and increase safety by cutting back on fraudulent IDs.

"This originated actually with a problem in the state of Virginia with some of the 9/11 hijackers actually securing false IDs through a loophole in the DMV registration system in this state,” Virginia Tech security and terrorism expert Aaron Brantly said.

Click here to learn more about the Real ID.

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