TSA Confusion Over DC License Shows Gross Incompetence

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    Courtesy: AP There’s never a shortage of criticisms for the TSA, given that they give travelers so much material for criticism, but the most recent development is truly the most disturbing: a TSA agent didn’t recognize a Washington, D.C. license as a government-issued ID and doesn’t believe that it was in the United States. In case you missed it, a man was initially denied access to security screening at Orlando International Airport because he had a Washington, D.C. driver’s license. The man was told to present a passport because the agent said the license was not a valid, government-issued ID. The traveler’s tweet was seen here, where he soon received a response from a TSA spokesman: . @TSA Agent in Orlando never heard of “District of Columbia.” Demanded passport because he didn’t believe my drivers license was from US!? — Justin Gray (@grayjustin) July 12, 2014 The agency has since verified that a Washington D.C. license is a valid form of identification, but the agency almost seemed to justify its employee’s severe lack of American civics and geography, saying, “Officers are trained to identify fraudulent documents, which can potentially deter and detect individuals attempting to circumvent this layer of security. [...] The post TSA Confusion Over DC License Shows Gross Incompetence appeared first on Fly2Travel.

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