TRU-ID: Necessary Or Just An Inconvenience? [POLL]
New Jersey will start issuing compliant driver's licenses, non-driver IDs and permits on May 7th to follow the federal REAL ID Act, which sets new standards for IDs.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission says a current NJ driver license or non-driver ID will still be valid as ID for federal purposes until December 1, 2014 if you were born after December 1, 1964 and until December 1, 2017 for everyone else.
After the 2014 and 2017 dates, federal agencies will no longer accept a driver license or ID card unless it is REAL ID-compliant. This means an individual will not be allowed to board commercial flights or enter federal facilities unless he or she has a REAL ID-compliant or other document acceptable to the federal government, such as a U.S.-issued passport.
The ACLU sees it as a "real nightmare", citing what they believe will be an increase in the threat of identity theft, higher fees, and other problems.