Troubles persist for NC’s next driver’s license

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s efforts to create a more secure driver’s license have hit roadblocks that could lead the state to spending millions of dollars with little to show for it.

The Division of Motor Vehicles and a Virginia-based subsidiary of a French company have been fighting for more than two years over a contract signed in 2010 for the state’s Next Generation Secure License program. The licenses will include laser-embossed 3-D images of the driver and other anti-counterfeit measures to comply with federal license standards.

MorphoTrak was told to stop working on the project twice by the DMV, which said the company was not doing its part in the contract. DMV terminated the contract in September, but the cancellation has been delayed while the two sides try to work out differences.

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