Twin sisters denied driver’s permits because DMV photo program could not tell them apartBy Mason White 11:08 AM October 25, 2015
|Alicia and Alicen Kennedy|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Twin sisters are disappointed that they were turned down for a driver’s permit after the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) photo program could not tell them apart.
Workers at the DMV said that their computers flagged one of the girls as a fraud because the girls look alike.
Identical twin sisters Alicia and Alicen Kennedy of Evans, Georgia, were trying to get their permits so that they can take their driving test, but they were turned away because the facial recognition program could not tell the two apart.
The technology was developed to detect anyone trying to get a fake ID by comparing the face against the DMV database to see if there is a match.
The 15-year-old sisters, who are identical, have a clear distinction, but they were told that the program sees them as the same person.
Staff members at the DMV office said that they will have to contact headquarters to figure out how to solve the problem.
For now, the disappointed twins will have to wait until the issue is resolved.