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New York DMV releases new driver’s licenses, ID cards

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has released its first redesigned driver’s license and non-driver identification cards in over nine years.

The revamped licenses and ID cards have updated security features like an exposed chip and birth month and year displayed when card is held at a certain angle, according to The Citizen. The purpose of the redesign is to prevent counterfeiting and tampering through added authenticity features, says the DMV.

Starting on Thursday, March 10, the new licenses and ID cards will be issued to any resident who applies for a new card or renews an existing one.