First post on the Blog today -
It appears Georgia will finally have an unencrypted license by the end of 2009.
On this page, this statement ..."The cards will feature machine-readable barcodes that can be used by banks, retailers and other businesses to verify the information printed on the front." leads us to believe the licenses will no longer be encrypted.
On this brochure - see http://www.dds.ga.gov/docs/forms/DDS%20Brochure%20New%20License%20Design.pdf
In this brochure which details new license features, this statement ..."Data on the front of the card can be validated by reading the unencrypted 2-D barcode, and there are many other security features." leads us to believe the license will be readable.
Lets hope that retailers in GA will have the same protection that other retailers have who use our ID Scanners.