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Utah Starting New Mobile Driver’s License Pilot Program

In an effort to offer Uthan’s enhanced privacy and convenience, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division is launching a mobile driver’s license and identification card pilot program. According to a news release, the program is ready to begin with approximately 100 select participants and will expand to 10,000 participants later in the year. 


In addition to the convenience of adding identification to a mobile phone, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Jess L. Anderson said Utahn’s privacy, security and personal control are their main priorities. She said the mobile driver’s license gives you control over your own data. And, whenever identification is requested, “you control what information to share.”


The move toward mobile identification comes after the 2019 legislative session where lawmakers tasked the Driver’s License Division with studying costs, processes and necessary vendors, according to KSL.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!