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driving licence

an official document or certificate authorizing a person to drive a motor vehicle. In the UK it is an offence to drive without a valid licence. The licence may be lost as a penalty for a motoring offence or for the cumulative effect of numerous minor offences by virtue of TOTTING-UP of penalty points on the licence. Convictions recorded on the licence are known as endorsements. There are plans to use removal of a driving licence as a penalty for non-related matters, in particular, failure to pay child support.
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Switching to a polycarbonate driver's license has two advantages: offering Quebec drivers a more secure form of identity in addition to increased durability of the driver's license.
Holders of national driver's licenses having permanent resident card may apply to a competent authority for exchange of their national driver's licenses without taking theoretical or practical exam except for Class D license (driver's license required to operate a vehicle for transportation of passengers with 8-16 seats).
Maritza De Leon, 32, of McAllen, Texas, a former employee with the driver's licensing bureau of DPS, along with Marco Antonio Hernandez, 40, Maria Guadalupe Morales, 58, Romana Soto-Varela, 39, all of Edinburg, Texas, and San Juan De Dios Alejandro Rocha-Zuniga, aka Oscar Rocha, 36, of McAllen, Texas, on Friday admitted to working with each other to provide a Texas driver's license to an individual under an assumed name in exchange for financial compensation in violation of federal law.
As it stands, anyone with a driver's license from any state can board a plane, rent a truck or buy a gun in this country.
6 percent of all motorcycle driver's license issued from June to September, the agency said.
Ten months after the license was issued, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles ordered Freeman to submit an unveiled photo for her driver's license or lose driving privileges.
Consider the possibility of saving your afternoon by replacing your driver's license online.
Nationalizing standards for driver's licenses and birth certificates in a federal bill creates a national ID system, pure and simple.
Similarly, if driver's licenses have RFID tags, do we scan protestors to track their activities and survey their political positions?
Differences in driver's licenses and problems sharing information from state to state mean that it is often difficult for law enforcement officers, airline agents or anyone else who uses a license for identification to verify information about that license holder.
The amendments severely restricted driver's license information as a source of information for individual look-ups and for surveys, marketing, or solicitations because many states chose not to change to an opt-in system or for those states that did change, few individuals opted in.
Experience shows, however, that this type of security remains weak, and fraudulent use of cards, checks, and driver's licenses costs businesses millions of dollars each year.