*LBN-COMMENTARY by Steve Miller (Founder, GetDismissed.com): All California drivers will need to upgrade their driver’s licenses to a REAL ID driver’s license, beginningJanuary 22, 2018. The new ID card was mandated as part of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and passed in response to 9/11 that created new security standards for states driver’s licenses and IDs. This is the biggest change to ID cards and driver’s licenses in years, However we believe that the changing over to the new REAL ID is a smart move as it will standardize the ID requirements across all states that currently have various ID standards and make your identification more secure and safe. We are advising all Californians to make appointment with your local DMV office and upgrade to the new REAL ID. Here’s everything you need to know about your new REAL ID: What is the REAL ID and why do I need it – The REAL ID is a federal compliant driver’s license or ID card that will be required, in order to travel domestically beginning in January 22, 2018. Without a REAL ID, you will need to bring your passport or be prepared to miss your flight, as TSA will not let you through the security checkpoints.