TSA to train officers on recognizing D.C. driver licenses and IDs
- Man holds a D.C. driver's license. (File photo)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring problem of officers not recognizing the validity of District licenses at airports.
Norton, a Democrat, met with a TSA official last week. She says the agency will make sure that all three current District licenses are part of officers' shift briefings. Officers will also host a new four-our training session that includes work on identification of licenses, including the District's.
The Washington Post reported earlier this year that a District teacher was questioned about the validity of her license while boarding a plane in Phoenix. Many similar stories later surfaced.