driver's license

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driv′er's li`cense

a permit, as one issued by a state's motor vehicle bureau, that allows the holder to drive a motor vehicle on public roads.
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Noun1.driver's license - a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
license, permit, licence - a legal document giving official permission to do something


(draiv) past tense drove (drouv) : past participle driven (ˈdrivn) verb
1. to control or guide (a car etc). Do you want to drive (the car), or shall I?
2. to take, bring etc in a car. My mother is driving me to the airport.
3. to force or urge along. Two men and a dog were driving a herd of cattle across the road.
4. to hit hard. He drove a nail into the door; He drove a golf-ball from the tee.
5. to cause to work by providing the necessary power. This mill is driven by water.
1. a journey in a car, especially for pleasure. We decided to go for a drive.
2. a private road leading from a gate to a house etc. The drive is lined with trees.
3. energy and enthusiasm. I think he has the drive needed for this job.
4. a special effort. We're having a drive to save electricity.
5. in sport, a hard stroke (with a golf-club, a cricket bat etc).
6. (computers) a disk drive.
ˈdriver noun
a person who drives a car etc. a bus-driver.
ˈdriver's license noun
(American) a driving licence.
ˈdrive-in adjective
(of a cinema, café etc, especially in North America) catering for people who remain in their cars while watching a film, eating etc. a drive-in movie.
ˈdrive-through adjective
that one may drive through (and do something without getting out of the car). a drivethrough bank/restaurant/zoo.
ˈdriving licence noun
a licence for driving a road vehicle.
be driving at
to be trying to say or suggest. I don't know what you're driving at.
drive off
1. to leave or go away in a car etc. He got into a van and drove off.
2. to keep away. to drive off flies.
3. in golf, to make the first stroke from the tee.
drive on
1. to carry on driving a car etc. Drive on – we haven't time to stop!
2. to urge strongly forward. It was ambition that drove him on.
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Manama: Saudi Arabia has set the minimum driving age for women at 18-in accordance with most countries worldwide.
There is strong evidence," they proclaim, "that raising the minimum driving age saves lives.
By raising the legal minimum driving age to 21 years old, it gives the developing brains of teenagers a chance to gain more experience of driving and life in general.
But an even better one would be to raise the minimum driving age.
It left me wondering if the new cars would ultimately see the minimum driving age lowered and lead to California's rich kids going off to school in their own cars.
He revealed that using computers during exams for a driver's licence, as well as lowering the minimum driving age, had been tabled and will be discussed further during the next session.
The minimum driving age for the Jaguar F-Type is 30 years old in France and Italy, 27 years in Germany, and 25 years in Belgium and The Netherlands.
We're calling on government to take bold steps by introducing all elements of graduated licensing - including a minimum learning period and post-test licence restrictions - but without compromising safety by simultaneously introducing changes that would increase risk, such as a lower minimum driving age.
A proposal from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to raise the minimum driving age across the country correctly identifies the problem, but offers the wrong solution.
TWO THIRDS of people who responded to a recent poll believe that the minimum driving age should be raised to 21 - three years higher than the limit proposed by the House of Commons transport committee, which wants the minimum age to rise by one year from its present level of 17.
Malcolm Tarling, of the Association of British Insurers, said: "If you raised the minimum driving age to 18 you would cut road deaths by 1000 a year.
The call by car insurers, road safety people and others to raise the minimum driving age to 18 leaves me astounded.

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