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It's weird that I'm going to have this reminder of covid in my driver's license picture, my mask around my neck

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Maybe she shoulda let me keep it on

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@acdw you still look cute here 👍 I hate all of my driver licence photos. I refuse to look at them 💣💥 LOL

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@snowdusk
Eww! I hate mine too. I guess that makes us vein?
Some years back, while I was queuing to pay the provincial sales tax for my little business at the government agent's office, I used to tease the ppl getting their driving licence fotos to make them smile for it. Passed the time and made for better fotos. In my opionion. That's not allowed anymore. No smiling. Don't be happy. Look miserable. We want a mug shot. :-(
I'm happy I'll prolly cash in soon. Dreich life.

@acdw

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@gemlog @snowdusk I was allowed to smile in my TN license back in the day, and who knows maybe LA would've let me smile .. but I didn't even try, and here we are, lol

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@acdw @gemlog yeah what's up with the no smiling policy on government photos??! LOL j/k 🤪🤪 I look horrible when not smiling! 🔥🔥haha

the only ID photo I actually ever liked was this ID I had to get when I was living in Japan so I could use the cigarette vending machines there! 🤪🤪 LOL ugh

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@gemlog

you're not allowed to smile for UK passports either.

Related to this, my driving licence has the same photo of me in my 30s from my passport (the database is partly shared/linked) as when I passed my test the DVLA (UK DMV equivalent) issued the licence card with a full extra 10 years rather than count the remaining years on my provisional (which at least means I don't have to get a new photocard next year).

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@vfrmedia @gemlog @snowdusk nice in the expiration! My wife has an ID from Arizona, so it doesn't expire till..2063?

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@acdw @gemlog @snowdusk

in Europe you are supposed to update the photo after a certain period (usually 10-15 years).

A perhaps UK specific thing is a provisional licence (equivalent of learners permit) doesn't expire (other than the photo) until age 70 so its widely used by young adults as a official proof of age and identity (for buying alcohol, getting into clubs etc) even if they don't drive, as its more convenient to carry around than a passport..

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@vfrmedia @gemlog @snowdusk so interesting! So you can use it as id but not too drive?

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@acdw @gemlog @snowdusk

it has similar conditions to a learners permit; a driver with UK licence and 3 years experience must sit with you (and they cannot be over DUI level for alcohol/drugs nor use a mobile phone or they get in trouble).

Its on a green card rather than pink, when you pass your test the examiner usually collects it, hands you a certificate (and nowadays a magazine aimed at teenagers) and 1-3 weeks later the govt post you the pink full licence card..

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@vfrmedia @gemlog @snowdusk I love how you get a magazine too. We do not. I just got the license... But they did print it out there

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@acdw @gemlog @snowdusk

this is the magazine - I am well into my 40s, at the point the examiner handed it over with my pass certificate both of us burst out laughing 😆 (it had some articles from YouTubers and some kind of rapper, as well as loads of pages with ads for tracker box insurance policies)

flickr.com/photos/rtnvfrmedia/

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@acdw
In my province there is a govt id issued for under age and ppl who don't drive.
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/gov
There are probably many reasons.
@vfrmedia @snowdusk

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@gemlog @vfrmedia @snowdusk oh we have that too! Can you use an expired as ID?

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@acdw
Banks whinge about it.
You are clearly the person in the photo. You have other id with the name, but they don't like your best before date.
'Policy' is often stupid everywhere.
@vfrmedia @snowdusk

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@vfrmedia @acdw @gemlog we have to keep renewing our licence here in Ontario every 5 years and so, the photos get updated 🔥 the more reason for me to avoid looking my driver's licence LOL

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@acdw @vfrmedia @gemlog at least let us smile on the photo ! 🤪💦 haha

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@snowdusk They quit allowing people to smile in the photos because the picture gets used for facial recognition 😡​
@acdw @vfrmedia @gemlog

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@trebach @acdw @vfrmedia @gemlog ... but people do not smile all the time?? it's only me who smile waaay too much!! LOL 🤪🤪

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@snowdusk
We do too. I just had to do mine again a bit ago.
@vfrmedia @acdw

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@snowdusk Aww thank you :) I don't look at myself in real life so no worries :)

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