Digital driver’s licenses gain traction in states

Iowa this week became the latest state to launch its digital ID app.
Ryan Williams, with the Utah Drivers License Division, displayes his cell phone with the pilot version of the state’s mobile ID on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

States are increasingly green-lighting digital driver’s licenses and IDs.

As more people use their smartphone as a digital wallet, nearly 30 states have implemented, begun to implement, or are piloting or studying a mobile driver’s license program, according to tracking by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

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