Albertans are getting some unique new driver’s licenses.
The new cards are better designed to protect against fraud and to save Alberta taxpayers more than $1 million each year.
“We’re getting these new cards to ensure that we stay on top of fraud security to ensure that we continue to be leaders in identification security,” said Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta.
The new security features include clear windows, rainbow printing, laser engraving and 3D components which follows the look, listen, feel approach.
“When you drop the card on a hard surface it makes a tin-like noise unlike credit cards or bank cards which sound plastic. Somebody can just drop the card to tell whether or not it’s fraudulent.”
As an added bonus, the identification cards have a new design.
“The driver’s license depicts Castle Mountain and the Bow River in Banff National Park and also one of the things that really sticks out is that the Albertosaurus is featured prominently on the ID card.”
You can get the new card when renewing your license or by paying a fee for a new one.