driver's license


Definition of driver's license 

: a license issued under governmental authority that permits the holder to operate a motor vehicle

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Required: Current Florida driver's license or Florida ID card; and voter registration card or declaration of domicile. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Deerfield and Pompano Beach area events, July 11-21," 10 July 2018 While searching one of the apartments, police found a list that included more than 140 names with addresses, social security numbers, and driver's licenses. Anna Spoerre,, "Two arrested in identity theft case with at least 200 victims," 12 June 2018 The city’s new partnership with Secretary of State Jesse White’s office allows city inspectors to look up VIN numbers, vehicle plates, moving violations and driver's licenses immediately during a stop. Elyssa Cherney,, "As city tightens oversight of party buses, operators cry foul," 6 June 2018 Voters must present a driver's license or one of several other types of IDs to get a ballot. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to know about Wisconsin's stalled voter ID cases and what it might mean for fall elections," 31 May 2018 The driver was unable to provide a driver's license or proof of insurance. Bruce Geiselman,, "Man faces marijuana charge after bad reaction to gummy candy: North Olmsted police blotter," 5 May 2018 Drivers can also request driver's licenses or ID cards that meet federal regulations for travel. Andrew Welsh-huggins,, "Ohio will mail driver's licenses starting in July," 28 Feb. 2018 The report adds that Mozzy didn't have possession of a driver's license. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Mozzy Arrested for Gun Possession in Las Vegas: Report," 9 July 2018 Court records show Vasquez has a suspended driver's license and was sentenced to probation in February after he was suspected of stealing a woman's rental car and taking cops on a high-speed chase. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "Portland bicyclist rides erratically down middle of Burnside, gets struck by car, cops say," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of driver's license

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of driver's license was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of driver's license

: an official document or card which shows that you have the legal right to drive a vehicle

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