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Border Traffic Light Despite Stricter ID Rules

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Traffic is unusually light at the nation's busiest border crossing in San Diego on the first day that Americans coming home from Mexico and Canada face stricter identification requirements.

Motorists accustomed to waiting two hours reached inspection booths in as little as 10 minutes during the Monday morning rush hour.

Customs and Border Protection says about 85 percent of Americans at San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing carried a passport or other acceptable travel document. Others are getting a sheet of paper warning they are not complying.

Until now, U.S. citizens could re-enter the country with various types of identification. Now a passport, passport card or special secure driver's license are among a handful of accepted IDs.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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