Flying? Your Driver's License Might Not Get You Through Security
The Department of Homeland Security might soon enforce the Real ID Act; residents in states that aren't compliant might have a difficult time flying.By Christian Bryant | December 28, 2015
As if getting through an airport wasn't stressful enough, the Transportation Security Administration could soon reject a pretty common form of ID for most Americans — the driver's license.
Driver's licenses from some states might not be enough to get through a security checkpoint at an airport because of the 10-year-old REAL ID Act. That act was designed to increase security standards for identification following the 9/11 attacks.
States initially had until the end of 2009 to comply with those standards, but the federal government kept pushing the deadline back.