SC to unveil new, more secure driver's licenses

IRMO, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina driver's licenses are getting their first overhaul in 16 years.

Gov. Mark Sanford and officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles are showing off the new licenses Thursday at the DMV office in Irmo. Officials say the new licenses will include several new features to make it tougher to alter them or make a counterfeit copy. A spokesman for Sanford says the changes will make South Carolina's licenses some of the most secure in the nation.

The state last changed its driver's licenses in 1994.

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