Sunday, May 25, 2008

What a laugh

This is weird. A young guy goes and gets his licence. It comes back with his name on it - but a picture of an elderly lady.

So he vists his local newspaper. Sure it will make a good story, he thinks, an old woman pictured on his licence. But the story gets better. One of the paper's sub editors recognises the woman on the licence photo.

It was her mum.


Blogger Steve Withers said...

What a great story! Thanks for posting it. I hadn't heard it anywhere else. :-)

May 24, 2008 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hardly suprising. Gaining a false drivers licence, and therefore legal for anything identification is NZ's biggest joke.

As we found when my 16 year old son went for his drivers licence the identification requirements are down right rediculous.

Requirements; proof of address, bank statement, household bill in name of applicant etc. Birth certificate, 'in name of applicant' - this is where it gets funny.
Not accecptable for drivers licence application identification, school photo identification, stated as photo identification on the card. The only form of identification accecptable for drivers licence applications is; Birth Certificate. Anyone can apply for anyone's birth certificate, and if a person does not already have a drivers licence, it is relitively simple to gain a 'proof of address, the birth certificate and apply for a drivers licence. This drivers licence then gives identification for pretty much anything else. The website of Births, Deaths and Marriges states Birth Certificate is not to be taken as proof of identity, but it is the only thing accecptable as proof of identity for Land Transport when applying for what is accecptable everywhere as proof of identity.

Bizzare - yep, it's NZ bureauracracy!


May 25, 2008 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger BigGirlsBlouse said...

Great story there Dave, most amusing.

May 28, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

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