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A UK digital driving licence: What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: OK, I'll bite

They missed a trick on the Governments Plan to mandatory ID cards when they removed the paper counterpart to the driving licence. They could have easily said that you needed to carry your plastic card driving licence whenever you are driving, They did this in NZ when they moved to a paperless driving licence (May 1999). but you only legally "HAVE" to show your driving licence to a policeman as ID when you are actually driving,,, BUT at about the same time they changed the drinking age and made it so that companies and individuals were fined large sums for serving under age drinkers so ID checks were increased drastically and the driving licence became the de-facto ID card.

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