PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is rolling out a colorful new driver’s license and identification card design.

Officials will introduce the design featuring stronger security features starting this winter and early 2019.

The card’s colorful look makes it harder to alter or duplicate, DMV officials say; the revamped design is the first major upgrade to card technology since 2003.

New security features include a card body made from a durable plastic poly-carbonate blend and a clear laminate covering on the front that shows a hologram of Oregon symbols at certain angles and light conditions.

In addition to the look and added security features, the new card will provide a vertical layout for provisional driver license holders, making it easier to identify minors where age restrictions apply.

The DMV says current driver license and identification cards will remain valid until the card’s expiration date.

Officials will begin to test and install the new card system in two Salem-area field officers starting the week of Dec. 17. The design will be modified slightly in summer 2020 when Oregon starts issuing 'Real ID' cards.

No fee changes will occur as a result of the new card design, according to DMV officials. 

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