50K new Utah driver’s licenses returned, new addresses needed

Teenager sitting in new car and shows his drivers license. Photo by AlexRaths/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Utah transportation officials have sent out more than 1 million new driver’s licenses for identification at airports, but 50,000 were returned to the state.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that the Utah Driver License Division is urging people to update their addresses online to retrieve their new licenses.

Department officials say people would have to use passports or another ID at airports and federal facilities beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

Officials say the gold star is a new design to show the state has verified that the holder is a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Officials say people whose licenses expire before Oct. 1 next year would receive an updated one when they renew.

There is concern people would travel and not be able to return without the new licenses.

Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via The Salt Lake Tribune

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