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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Mantel is accused of operating without a commercial driver's license and operating while under an out-of-service order. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Truck driver arrested in I-894 crash hours after he was pulled from service," 24 Aug. 2019 The man took of a photo of the woman and her driver's license and told her she could be charged with a felony, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit. Dallas News, "Security guard raped woman at mall and may have other victims, Grapevine police say," 12 Aug. 2019 Today, thousands of people can point to a gender-neutral marker on state driver's licenses and identification cards, according to records obtained by USA TODAY. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "More than 7,000 Americans have gender X IDs, a victory for transgender rights. Is it a safety risk, too?," 8 Aug. 2019 The officer tells him his driver's license and license plate are expired. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Body-camera footage shows arrest of Arizona Cardinals' Robert Nkemdiche," 28 June 2019 Steve Byerly, Ventura County Star Indiana's driver's licenses and IDs are getting a makeover — but not all the changes are superficial. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "Here's what's new on Indiana's redesigned driver's licenses and IDs," 19 June 2019 First, insurance, a driver's license, or a vehicle license is not required to operate or store vehicles except on public streets/lands. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Gun makers have locked up patents on gun safety devices," 22 Aug. 2019 The acquaintance found that strange because Conditt did not have a driver's license and never drove, according to the affidavit. Sarah Sarder, Dallas News, "Haltom City man accused of killing his twin sister arrested in South Carolina," 19 Aug. 2019 Davis didn't have a driver's license but had a lengthy driving record with suspensions and incidents dating to 2014, according to the Michigan Secretary of State. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Prosecutor: Suspect in fatal beating after car crash went through victim’s pockets," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of driver's license

1926, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2019

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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

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

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