New Black-and-White NY Driver License “Virtually Impossible
to Forge”

March 18, 2013 | Andy Cush

In an effort to combat fake IDs, New York State will issue a new driver license beginning July of this year. The new cards will be made of hard polycarbonate (as opposed to the old soft, bendable make) and feature a black-and white photo. According to state officials, the IDs be “virtually impossible to forge,” due to engraved data, a “ghost image” of the licensee, and “solid, monolithic structure that cannot be separated into layers and tampered with.” They’ll be so thick they’ll sound like a compact disc when dropped on the ground, the Times says.

Maybe it will be a little more difficult to forge Bloomberg’s ID now.