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  • That Man A

    They look like they are similar to the newer VA DLs

    • Anonymous

      That’s because all US driver’s licenses have to follow the same basic template, according to some new federal guidelines. I’m sure it has something to do with turrurists.

  • Anonymous

    Fugly as sin.

  • kallie

    this looks like a joke. it’s hideous!

  • Anonymous

    What’s with the demon in the bottom right corner?

    • That Man A

      HAHA! lol

      thats the same image that is blocked out to the left of the card holder
      the bottom right image has no color and is transparent

      • Anonymous

        actually i think the bottom image is a negative – but i could be wrong

  • 15thstnw

    Certainly doesn’t inspire me to ditch my California DL anytime soon…

    • Rukasu

      If you live in the city for 30 days or more and operate a vehicle in public space, DC law requires you to obtain a DC Driver license, unless you are eligible for reciprocity (students, active military, part-time residents, members of Congress, government appointees).

      Inspiration doesn’t factor into it, you’re either a resident or you’re not.

      • 15thstnw

        Yes, I’m aware of that. I don’t own nor operate a vehicle in public space.

        So yes, inspiration does factor into it. Thanks for your concern though.

        • bmoredc

          Yeah, coming off years of living in New York, license changes just aren’t that relevant or pressing for the car-free. I knew tons of people who kept their home-state licenses, and they never had a problem. It seems this is changing (especially in red states), but even with voting, over the course of about 10 years I was never once asked to show ID at the polls there. My main inspiration for changing to a DC license was that I was about to come up in the jury pool again, and I didn’t want to deal with a summons floating around that the courts thought I was ignoring. (Which would have happened, because I am a total magnet for jury duty. I switched my teenaged-obtained MD license to get the Maryland courts off my back when I finished college in New York, got called within the year, then switched to DC when I moved here and sure enough got called for jury duty within 6 months of getting my DC license.)

        • Anonymous

          You’ll probably have to give up your inspiring California ID once it expires, if you haven’t scurried back there by then.

          • Anonymous

            Sheesh, who knew some people get that peeved about a random non-driving, non-vehicle owning stranger not bothering to change their drivers’ license?

      • dat

        there’s also probably some benefit to carrying an ID with your current address on it, in case something happens to you.

        • Anonymous

          I used it to return a wallet I found once.

  • Anonymous

    the granite is nice but i prefer something a little lighter

  • McLovin

    McLovin approves and is waiting for his license.

  • Anon

    I’ll never understand why people get so upset about the way licenses look..How often do you ever even look at it! Who cares!

    • Anon.

      Thank you. I’m glad there there are sane people out there.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, I seem to look at it quite a lot. Need to pull i tout to get into secure buildings, airports, bars, buy booze, buy Sudafed…

      • 15thstnw

        My thoughts exactly.

      • bmoredc

        Airports and secure buildings, yes…but I’ve realized over the past few months that I’ve entered that mid/late-30s slide where the number of people who see your license starts to dwindle. More often than not these days, I get the “nah, you’re good…” from supermarket cashiers or bouncers when they see me start to pull out my license (often after I’ve witnessed them carding every person ahead of me). Although Kroger once carded my grandma buying wine when she was 82, so you never know! ;p

        • Arrogant Youth

          Sucks that you’re starting to look old.

          • bmoredc

            Nah, I’m like a fine wine…just getting better with age!

          • Anonymous

            We can all be pretty smug in our confidence that it’ll happen to you as well, sooner or later.

  • ShawGuy

    I’m so glad my license doesn’t expire for eight more years so I can keep the nice one! I see what they were going for on this thing, but they did not hit the mark.

  • anonymous

    well my current DCDL doesn’t expire until 2019 – thank you DC DMV!

    I also have the old passport (got it at the end of 2006 right before they transitioned to the electronic passport). the old one just “feels” right.

    i hate change.

    • Anony

      I also have an old passport that I love, but it expires this month :(

      There’s something about knowing that the new one has a tracking chip that weirds me out…although it’s not like the old one prevents or inhibits me from being tracked anyway.

      • bb

        E-passports are way more secure than the old ones. And no, the chip does not “track” you. It is read-only.

      • Anonymous

        State will send you your old one back. They punch a hole through it to show that it’s expired, but you can still keep it. I think you have to check a box for it.

    • Anonymous

      Dammit mine expires next year! Guess I’ll be stuck with this thing…

  • Anonymous

    Hazel eyes, 99 pounds, and 5-1? Will you go out with me? :)

    • Anon.

      What about an organ donor, superficial Sam?

      • Anonymous

        Admirable, but apparently didn’t catch my eye…

    • andy2

      She got an F in sex – so watch out

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s odd that someone would say they weigh 99 pounds rather than 100. Even my doctor doesn’t get that precise.

      • Not Erika

        I have a feeling it’s an underestimation. :)

      • Anonymous

        It’s like saying something costs $9.99 instead of $10. Psychologically it looks like a lot less.

      • Anonymous

        I thought the same thing. Like, really? 99 pounds? I bet she’s really a buck-oh-five.

        • Anonymous

          It’s pretty standard to drop 5 or so for the license.

          • The Gal in the License

            I’ve never hit three digits in my life, but thanks for the speculation. ;)

          • Anonymous

            eat girl! :)

          • Anonymous

            Just so you know, none of us believe you ;-)

    • Not Erika

      Glad to see someone likes small hazel-eyed girls! :)

  • Anonymous

    Looks like someone bled or vomited the right half.

    I’m guess its a failed attempt at cherry blossoms.

    • Anonymous

      OH….is that what that’s supposed to be? I definitely thought it was just a weird amorphous blob at first glance.

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