Thursday, 28 January 2010
And now the driving licence has come
I've got both of my key ID documents now. The licence arrived this morning. And yes, it too sports the female indicator! This is more subtly shown than on the passport. I expect you know what it is, but if not I'll explain. It's in the Driver Number. If the second numeral is a 0 or a 1, you are male; if it is a 5 or a 6, then you are female. Thus my Driver Number begins MELFO55... - the second figure 5 tells anyone examining the licence that I am female. So the policeman won't have to say 'I'm afraid you'll have to accompany me to the station, sir'. It'll be a warm smile, a smart salute, a friendly 'That's quite all right then, Miss!', and hopefully a full police escort through the gridlocked rush-hour traffic.