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VIDEO - Gov't - Issued Identification Not Needed To Pass Through TSA Security

VIDEO - Gov't - Issued Identification Not Needed To Pass Through TSA Security

February 07, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Showing a government-issued identification at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint is a practice most travelers consider part of the flying experience. However, it is not mandated by federal law.

A KPIX 5 investigation reveals that passengers can pass through security checkpoints using a broad range of documentation including utility bills, prescriptions, credit cards, and even Costco membership cards – a fact that surprises veteran travelers.

“I mean I’m about as vanilla as can be and I am being patted down,” commented Patrice Culligan who was catching her flight from SFO to Washington D.C. and has been the subject of rigorous security measures even after she had provided government identification at the security checkpoint.

Read more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/02/07/govt-issued-iden...