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.
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