Reading this article on how a fake drivers license is easy to obtain reminded me of something that really, really made me leary of airport security.
Mike went to a wedding in New Jersey over Labor Day weekend. He flew to Newark on Thursday morning. Sure, it was Thursday, and probably not as busy as Friday and Monday would be – but it was still the kick-off of a holiday weekend. Know what happened? He didn’t have to show his drivers license a single time at the airport. No one checked it. No one.
Hello? I thought that the airports were supposed to be more secure? For goodness sake, the last time I flew I had to remove every single battery operated item from our carry on bags, and then take off my shoes while I went through the sensor. Just weeks later, they didn’t even check his license. Granted, I realize he doesn’t look like a terrorist – but that’s not the point. I don’t either. But they should always check your license, no matter what. No questions asked, just check it.
I’m not afraid to fly. However, I have absolutely no faith in airport security and I don’t feel any safer today then I did 2 years ago.