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Utah Trying Out Digital I-D’s

Ryan Williams, with the Utah Drivers License Division, displayes his cell phone with the pilot version of the state's mobile ID on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver's licenses. In Utah, over 100 people have a pilot version of the state's mobile ID, and that number is expected to grow to 10,000 by year's end. Widespread production is expected to begin at the start of 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Ryan Williams, with the Utah Drivers License Division, displayes his cell phone with the pilot version of the state's mobile ID on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver's licenses. In Utah, over 100 people have a pilot version of the state's mobile ID, and that number is expected to grow to 10,000 by year's end. Widespread production is expected to begin at the start of 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The State of Utah is sick and tired of handing out I-D cards and drivers licenses.

 

So, it is trying out  a pilot program called Mobile I-D.

 

And you guessed it, your I-D card would be digital and it would be on your smartphone, assuming you have one.

 

How you would show police if your cell phone is being re-charged, or what you would do if someone stole your smartphone or you lost it, is not clear.

 

But 100 people are using the pilot program to iron out any glitches.

 

 

Ryan Williams, with the Utah Drivers License Division, displayes his cell phone with the pilot version of the state’s mobile ID on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses. In Utah, over 100 people have a pilot version of the state’s mobile ID, and that number is expected to grow to 10,000 by year’s end. Widespread production is expected to begin at the start of 2022. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  May 10th 2021

 


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