Official: Airport TSA snag for new Nevada DMV cards fixed

September 15, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says newly designed state driver’s licenses should no longer cause security snags at airports in most of the U.S.

The state’s DMV license redesign contractor assured officials Tuesday that Transportation Security Administration bar code scanners at airports in most of the country had been updated and those in the eastern U.S. will be updated this week, DMV spokesman Kevin Malone said.

The problem cropped up after Nevada began issuing licenses with the new design in July.

The TSA said agents were manually inspecting licenses because automated scanning systems wouldn’t read the bar code and that the process was taking extra time.

Officials said Nevadans with a valid government-issued ID will be screened through the security checkpoint and be allowed to travel.