Creating and legally enforcing a digital driver’s license is a challenge no state has been able to overcome, until now.
Gov. John Bel Edwards has announced that Louisiana’s new digital driver’s license App is available to the public.
It will enable an image of a physical Louisiana license to be displayed on cell phones ensuring that Louisiana drivers who have their cell phones will always have access to their license.
LA Wallet was created under Louisiana law of Act 625 by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James.
“Most people never leave home without their smartphone and with this App, they will never be without their driver’s license,” said Gov. Edwards.
“State Police requested a “hands-off” and “no-touch” procedure that would not require them to hold a driver’s phone.”
“Rep. Ted James who authored the legislation that led to the creation of this App is to be commended for his work as well as the team of Louisianan’s who designed it.”
The LA Wallet was jointly designed by the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV).
(See a brief Tutorial. Once you download LA Wallet, follow these steps to create an account, add, and purchase your Louisiana digital driver’s license. Courtesy of LA Wallet and YouTube. Posted on Jul 16, 2018.)