A ban on smiling in driver’s license photos in New Jersey is being frowned upon by the state’s voters.
More than six in 10 New Jersey voters – male and female, rich and poor, young and old, Republican and Democrat – think the ban is a bad idea, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.
The state Motor Vehicle Commission has been cracking down on people making overly expressive facial expressions, saying some smiles can interfere with facial recognition software used to verify a person’s identity.
Elyse Coffey, a commission spokeswoman told ABC News last month the commission is simply requesting that drivers refrain from smiling “as if you’ve just won $5 million in the lottery”.
Just 17 percent of New Jersey voters agree they should be blocked from showing off their pearly whites.
The survey of 1,405 registered voters was conducted from October 10 to October 14 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
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SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) – New Mexico’s policy of granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants will violate a federal law taking effect in January, meaning residents won’t be able to use their licenses as ID to board airplanes, the state’s governor says.
“It’s deeply concerning that New Mexicans who work at our labs, get on an airplane, or need to show identification at any other federal facility will no longer be able to use their driver’s license to do so,” New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez said in a statement.
States have until Monday to tell the federal government whether they plan to comply with the federal Real ID Act, which is scheduled to go into effect January 15 after several delays in implementation since it was passed in 2005. The law creates national standards for the issuance of state driver’s licenses and identification cards.