Louisiana mobile drivers license first to roll out statewide
With its new LA Wallet, Louisiana becomes the first state to actually rollout digital driver’s licenses to its citizenry. While other states have piloted the mobile licenses, this is the first instance where any citizen can use the mobile app during any traffic stop of police interaction.
The LA Wallet app is available on iOS and Android platforms for a $5.99 fee that covers use of the app until the physical license’s expiration date. At that point, a new fee will be assessed to continue using the mobile version.
According to a post at the official state website, the digital license is more than just a digital photo of the physical ID. “All information, license design patterns, owner’s photo, and other security elements are gathered separately and layered together to generate a pixel-perfect, fully rendered, dynamic image of the driver’s license,” according to LAWallet.com. A benefit of the digital license is that this information can be updated in real time without the need to reprint a new plastic card.