Drivers in the state of Kentucky will soon need to get new drivers licenses.
The “Real ID ACT” placed new security standards on issuance and production of drivers licenses to enhance safety. The act was presented to Congress in 2005.
Kentucky was late to the party due to a federal exemption from the Kentucky legislature making sure that drivers had both options available to them. That exemption expires in October of 2020. Drivers can choose between the standard license, or the new travel license which lets you fly within the United States and serves as an I.D. for military bases. Drivers can still use the standard license for all of the normal reasons an I.D. would be necessary, a travel license primarily streamlines the process for frequent flyers, but those with a standard license can still fly with a valid US Passport.