March 18, 2013 11:32 AM by Wade Blogs
Now, however, New York is turning to a new design with a retro look: portraits in black and white.
Beginning in July, the state’s drivers who are seeking new licenses will be issued hard polycarbonate cards with photos that appear black and white, replacing the bendable color version, a move toward the monochromatic that is also being tried in several other states.
Officials in New York describe the new licenses as an important step in thwarting a thriving and sophisticated counterfeit market, often based online, that caters to underage drinkers. But the fakes can potentially be used for more serious crimes, including terrorism, the officials said.
Welp, no more bendable license for New Yorkers anymore, one of the most unique things about the state. They will now try to beat frauds by issues a new card that is a hard plastic.