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QotD: Driver’s License

Question: Do you have a driver's license? If so, how's the picture? 🙂 At what age did you get your first one?

My Answer: Yes. Picture's fine. But I'll be getting a PA one soon (more on that later today). Do foreign countries even have driver's licenses, or is licensure handled differently? I obtained my first license at 16 so that I could get a job.

You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

7 Responses to "QotD: Driver’s License"

  1. Yes, i have a DL. I had long hair when i took my picture, so i don't think it looks like my anymore..... (i also lost some weight) I got it when i was 19 or 20. before that, i hated being on the road (i still do) and would do anything to not have to drive - like refuse to get a DL. then i got a job and my parents got annoyed with me leaching a ride to and from work. :\

  2. I think I was 20 when I finally got around to getting mine. the picture looks pretty bad, but that's no surprise, is it?

  3. Yep, foreign countries have driver's licenses. They are usually on stock paper, though, and not laminated like ours. They are also a little larger and contain more information about the person.

  4. I haven't even gotten my learning permit yet. I walked out halfway through the signup process at the DMV because I found out that I would automatically be signed up for Selective Service as well.

    I may have to get one someday just for identification purposes.

  5. Yes, other countries have licenses. The UK has a mixture of paper licenses and newer style laminated cards with an accompanying piece of paper. Annoyingly, you have to have both items with you to rent a car, which kind of defeats the point I think.

    I got my paper-only license replaced with a picture card for a trip to the US - it's easier and safer than taking your passport to bars as ID.

    The picture show me with long hair, so it doesn't look like me any more. It's useful to impress/scare women with (depending on whether they like Hanson lookalikes 🙂 )

  6. I got my learner's permit when I was 15, and got my real driver's license at 16. I've been driving much too fast ever since. My picture? I don't wanna brag or nothing, but I look dead sexy. Straight outta of GQ.

    Okay, not that good. Come to think of it, it looks like I was just told I needed an emergency colonoscopy.

  7. Michael:

    Uhh.. keep in mind that you're required by law to register with the Selective Service System. If you don't, then you will be ineligible for many government programs, such as financial aid (Perkins loans, Stafford loans, etc.), government jobs, etc. Plus you could be fined up to $250,000 and recieve a prison term of up to five years. Oh, and if you fail to register before you turn 26, then you're really screwed, and will be permanently ineligible for all of those programs.

    The DMV is just trying to make it easier for you to avoid breaking the law.

    Your high school will probably provide registration materials at some point, and if not the government will send you a registration form in the mail anyway.


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