Alaska’s temporary driver identification does not meet Transportation Security Administration standards and could lead to more TSA screening, the Alaska Dispatch News reported Monday.
According to TSA, Alaska’s temporary IDs — which are given to Alaskans at the DMV while waiting for a permanent card in the mail — are more easily tampered with than permanent IDs.
That means TSA does not consider them a primary form of identification. Anyone presenting a temporary ID must also provide another form of ID — even something as simple as a Costco card will do.
Even then, the temporary ID will prompt additional screening that may include pat-downs and a physical search of carry-on luggage.