Washington driver’s license don’t follow REAL ID rules

As soon as next year, your driver’s license may not be enough to get you on a plane. Washington is now in a REAL ID grace period until Jan. 22 because the state’s extension officially expired today, October 10. Congress passed the REAL ID act in 2005, to set better standards for identification following 9/11. The act requires people to have a valid REAL ID when traveling or entering a federal facility. However, Washington’s driver’s licenses currently don’t follow federal REAL ID rules…