I have heard its more than just California but I don't know? Is your state doing this federally mandated DL program? If you respond make sure you let us know which state you are in? Cant remember the last time I went to a DMV for a drivers license renewal?? Always comes in the mail. But this time is different. I am over 60! I knew it was coming that I would have to go in and possibly do a small knowledge test and eye test. On my form to appear at a DMV it stated I only had to pay and get my picture taken. No biggeee just had my yearly physical and eye exam. Altho the eye Dr. said, you may now not pass the DMV eye chart, its gonna be close! Yup I passed! Yee HA! So here is the deal ! California has been implementing a new DL that is called Real ID Drivers License to meet the new Federal Requirements of Oct. 1st 2020. If you dont have this type ID you cant fly after 10-1-2020 with your non-compliant DL domestically or enter Secure Federal Facilities or Military bases unless you use your Passport. As a side note I tell the gal I want to give up my CDL! She looks at me funny and says "You Sure?" POSITIVE! Been retired 13 years haven't touched a truck where I have needed the license so its TIME TO GO'! So shes says OK with another "You Sure" attached? Yes mam I am. for those in the know that means .04 to .08! She than says to get rid of your CDL I will have to take the general knowledge test! WTF! I said if that is the case I will keep it then! So she passes me off to the next available DMV'er. He says Nah! Just sign here, go back and she will take your picture and your done! All said, in, and done 1.5 hours time! I talked to 2 people from the big city that came to this DMV because the wait is 5 hours long in the LA and Orange county areas?? PHOOOOOOTA!