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State Information on Real ID


Alabama’s attempt to take Real ID for a test drive has been a disaster; read about this nightmare come true here.

"Legislator Says He Will Oppose National License," The Times Daily, February 9, 2007.  Online >

"Real ID Intrusive, Says State Lawmaker," Tuscaloosa News, February 7, 2007. Online >

"Driver’s License Woes Expected to Get Worse," Tuscaloosa News, November 5, 2006.  Online >

"Wait to get driver license is expected, but this long? Server failure causes computers to crash statewide," Decatur Daily News, July 30, 2006. 

"Long Lines for Licenses," Decatur Daily News, July 23, 2006.

"Real ID: Really Aggravating?" Decatur Daily News, February 10, 2006.  

"Concerns About Real ID," Decatur Daily News, February 10, 2006.

National survey of motor vehicles administrators uncovers deep concern over Real ID across the nation.  Alabama officials’ response to the survey is available here.

"Documents Show Alabama Department of Public Safety has Serious Concerns About New Driver’s Licence Law," ACLU Press Release; Online >

Alan Elsner, "Road to digital driver’s licenses chaotic," Reuters, October 10, 2005.

Associated Press,  "Alabama puts brakes on license notification," Decatur Daily News, October 7, 2005.

Mark Harrison, "License confusion possible," [Fort Payne, Alabama] Times-Journal, October 1, 2005; Online >


HJR 13, federal Real ID Act; implementation opposed. (2007)


Alabama officials’ response to national survey of DMV’s on problems posed by Real ID  is available here.  


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