The deadline to get a Real ID is now a year away and a lot of drivers are still struggling to meet the requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security says only 27 percent of Americans have been issued a Real ID.
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A lot of people don't understand the purpose of the new federal ID that is supposed to be more secure.
A Real ID is a federally compliant identification card. That means you can use it to pass through airport security.
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Our old California driver licenses don't meet the new standards. To get a Real ID you need to go to the DMV in person.
You need to bring proof of identity, like a birth certificate or passport, proof of your social security number, and two documents confirming your address.
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