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Old 07-24-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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I just left CA for PA and had learned upon selling my car about the new driver's license design.

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/imageserver/dm...rel/banner.jpg

I'm not sure, do they give you an option of having it vertical or horizontal or is the vertical strictly for 'under 21'? Color me jealous! Should have gotten a new one before I left.

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/im...kF-Krjj3rJVTeU

PA needs a makeover.


Share your state driver's license and/or which state has the best design, in your opinion.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I live in California and our new driver's license design is awesome, IMO. Vertical strictly for under 21, horizontal for 21 and above.

I like the prominent New York State lettering on its license. Bold but not gaudy.

Boring state designs (I've seen a lot having worked in customer service): Pretty much all the Midwestern states and, a little less so, Kentucky and Colorado. Kentucky also does the vertical-under 21, horizontal-21+ licenses like California.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Same with Michigan; Vertical under 21, horizontal over 21.

We also have enhanced licenses that allow us to go into Canada and re-enter the US without needing documentation.

http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/gpx/MI_EDL.jpg

Yea Michigan's standard is pretty plain, but not much to complain about.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kC5MT2r5U8...rs+license.gif

http://www.michigancriminaldefensela...%20License.gif

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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I like Minnesota DL!

http://www.channelingreality.com/images/MN_License.jpg

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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I would say it would have to be Nevada by far!!!

http://www.party411.com/custom-drive...es-nevada.html
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Originally Posted by EclecticEars View Post
I live in California and our new driver's license design is awesome, IMO. Vertical strictly for under 21, horizontal for 21 and above.

I like the prominent New York State lettering on its license. Bold but not gaudy.

Boring state designs (I've seen a lot having worked in customer service): Pretty much all the Midwestern states and, a little less so, Kentucky and Colorado. Kentucky also does the vertical-under 21, horizontal-21+ licenses like California.
I did not know that.

Is this the current NY DL's? http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/ph...slicense_2.jpg
Apparently they have an 'enhanced' version that could be used in lieu of a passport in N.America region which is cool.

I still prefer CA's design though.

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Same with Michigan; Vertical under 21, horizontal over 21.

We also have enhanced licenses that allow us to go into Canada and re-enter the US without needing documentation.

http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/gpx/MI_EDL.jpg

Yea Michigan's standard is pretty plain, but not much to complain about.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kC5MT2r5U8...rs+license.gif

http://www.michigancriminaldefensela...%20License.gif

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Better than PA's!

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I would say it would have to be Nevada by far!!!

Personalized Driver's License Invitations and Birth Announcements
Ranks right up there with PA. lol.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Horizontal just looks better in my opinion. I like my NY license.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Arizona has horrible, cheap looking licenses. The lighting where they take the pictures is often dark, so people just come out looking like shadows.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Arizona has horrible, cheap looking licenses. The lighting where they take the pictures is often dark, so people just come out looking like shadows.
Well at least they're valid until your 65th birthday!
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