Changes to Ohio Drivers Licenses Take Effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It was announced months ago, and on Monday, the changes to Ohio's drivers licenses took effect across the state.

The state is ditching the old red and white background for licenses, and instead going with a blue-green makeup. 

Drivers will also not be leaving the BMV with their new license in hand. Instead, their new license will be delivered via US mail about 10 days after renewal, since the new licenses are coming from one secure location. Drivers will have a temporary card to show proof of license until the permanent one arrives.

All of the changes are to comply with the "read ID Act", which requires new security measures for licenses. 

Also, in October of 2020, the previous state license will not be enough to get through security on US commercial flights.

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