Driver's License: Getting Your

Driver's License

According to, a driver’s license is “a permit, as one issued by a state’s motor vehicle bureau, that allows the holder to drive a motor vehicle on public roads.” It may also serve as a valid form of photo identification.


It may be important to have a driver’s license, which can generally also serve as a valid, photo ID, to prove who you are in numerous situations, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving on public roads.
  • Obtaining employment.
  • Boarding a plane.
  • Establishing bank accounts.
  • Applying for government benefits.
  • Purchasing alcohol and/or cigarettes.
    • This statement does not mean that we are encouraging such purchases.
  • Renting an apartment or a home.
  • Buying a home.
  • Applying for a mortgage.
  • Renting, leasing, or buying a vehicle.
  • Getting married.
  • Purchasing a gun.
  • Renting a hotel room.
  • Applying for licenses, such as hunting and fishing.
  • Making certain purchases, such as some medications, paints, and nail polishes.


Are you considering applying for a driver’s license? If so, for more information on obtaining a driver’s license, click here.


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