Utah updating Driving Privilege Card

Utah updating Driving Privilege Card

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(Sample Driver Privilege Card)

SALT LAKE CITY -- The current Driving Privilege Card (DPC) is getting some updates effective immediately.

The new DPC, issued by the Utah Driver License Division, will have a new format and color and will contain the same data elements and security features as the current driver license and identification card.

Those with a valid DPC need not do anything at this time. The immediate change affects those applying for a new DPC or renewing a current DPC.

Sample Driver Privilege Card
Sample Driver Privilege Card

The process to obtain the card will not change.

The Department of Public Safety says the changes are necessary because of the federal REAL ID Act, which prohibits the Utah DPC from being used to access certain federally regulated buildings and commercial aircraft.

REAL ID also requires that DPC's look significantly different from the regular driver license.

The Department of Public Safety has also received complaints that the DPC looks too similar to driver licenses.

Since DPC's expire within one year, the division anticipates it will take until September 2010 before all DPC's have been replaced with the new card design.

DPC's may not be used for:

  • May not be used as proof of age for the purchase of alcoholic beverages
  • May not be accepted by any governmental entity as a proof of identification and/or age
  • May not be used as proof of identification for the purpose of purchasing certain controlled substances
  • May not be used as proof of identification for the purpose of purchasing a firearm

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