What year does her license expire?

This is too funny and I wondered what this communicates about our state to you?  Even my folks, who have lived here for 10 yrs were amazed! Monday Q of the Wk. Here’s how it works: Each Monday I ask a thought provoking question about life and language.  Pose the same question to your blog readers on your own blog along with your answer to the question.  Then come back here and post a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all read everyone’s answers!  It’s been a lot of fun getting to know my readers and their readers and so on and so on.  This is a great time to connect with others but it’s also a fun way to build your writing and communication skills. This week’s question: What year do you think my dd's driver's license expires? Last week I asked for your driving pet peeves and on Thursday the Communication Comedy Network's Talk Talk Show topic was about driving communication and how it could save your life.  I was discussing this topic with my mom the other day and she reminded me about something that was just too funny and presented an opportunity for you all to have a little fun that I just couldn't pass up. You see, my dd just got her driver's license a few weeks ago.  When I looked at it, I noticed a few odd things.  For one, I noticed that her picture was adorable.  An oddity as I thought all Motor Vehicle Department Staff were properly trained in the art of taking awful pictures.  But what struck me most of all was the expiration date. In California, where I had lived for 32 years, driver's licenses expire every 4 years.  Oh you might get a renewal by mail if you haven't had any tickets or accidents but it still comes up for renewal every 4 years.  I knew Arizona might be different, but this was so funny.  Even my folks, who have lived here for 10 years, thought this was a giggle and a half! So ...What year do you think my dd's driver's license expires and what do you think that communicates about the state of driving in the state of Arizona?  When is your driver's license expiration date? You can post your answers here or post this question on YOUR blog and come back here to link your blog post so all of us can read about you and YOUR readers’ answers! I'll post the answer in a few days so check back 'cuz you know it'll be bugging you!


  • BeckyJoie


  • jojosblog

    In Arizona, there is a driver’s license tier. The younger your are, the less money the license costs and the more time they give you before it expires.

    We just moved to Arizona last year. I was 46, I think my license cost me $25 and it expires in 2027. My dd is 19 yrs old, paid $15 and it expires in…

    Drum Roll Please…the year 2055!

    I think this says a great deal about this state. I have found that the state of Arizona tends to leave you alone to live your life for the most part. They don’t try to control you as the state of California likes to do. They trust you to police yourself instead of requiring you to conform to arbitrary government regulations.

    In California, I had to fill out a form stating my intent to homeschool each and every year. It could only be obtained during a short period of time in October when school had already been underway for a month by most homeschoolers. And it had to be filed within a short time from there. It was easy to forget because of the timing. I had to put it on my Outlook calendar or I’d forget. The form was more complicated and HSLDA has an email they send out to members to remind them and tell them to call if they have problems filling it out.

    Arizona has you fill out a simple form once when you first begin homeschooling in the state. One time. There are no other rules for homeschooling in this state either. I have my own rules for my son but the state gives me, the parent, the right to educate my son as I see fit.

    I think the only issue with the tiers in driver’s licenses here in Arizona is about being a senior citizen. When you become a senior citizen, they like to retest you more often, I think. My dd’s license will expire when she is 65. I’ll be 73 when mine expires though. She was given 46 yrs; I was only given about 19 yrs.

    By the way,in 2055, I’ll be 93!!

  • Donna

    No expiration date. I just had to renew mine this year. You have to renew your driver’s license in Oklahoma every four years also. They used to send a notice in the mail but stopped doing that quite a few years ago. Now, we just have to remember.

  • BeckyJoie


  • Tina

    Her 65th birthday?

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