Had you drove with expired license unaware?

@Lhenni (1246)
Philippines
January 19, 2012 2:09am CST
Well, my husband was! He didn't realize that his license was expired for 2 months now and just noticed it when he had to photocopy a valid ID for some matters and there he just knew. He even drove in that 2 months from town to town unknowingly he had already an expired one. He filed his leave of absence right away *LOL His license expiry date was 2011-11-12. He just in mind that the 12 was for 2012 Glad he find his head now *LOL! Will you drive knowingly that your license was expired?
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9 responses
• India
19 Jan 12
I think it doesn't care much becuase no one is there to check us or no one is catch us. The probability to catch us with and expired license is very minute I had driven my cousins bike on the city and no one questioned me and no one asked me Proud to be a keralerian
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
It's a headache when you had an accident with expired license wonderboy. Does biking in your place needs a permit? I don't have an idea that here in my country needs permit in just biking... But anyways, just be careful always wonderboy!
• India
20 Jan 12
Really by laws we need license but i did not take but I still take my cousins bike to ride in the city Don't you love riding ?
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
No, I don't think so, because even if I wanted to I don't even have a CAR... hehehe
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Well, wish you could have one soon meozard for an additional responsibility *LOL. It's a good training 'though!... the yearly insurance, the petrolium hike, the color coding in the Philippines, tiring of legs manually dealing traffics and so on *LOL
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
I don't think I can deal with that because I can't even buy a car hehehe
• United States
19 Jan 12
No, I won't drive knowing that my license has expired. Although, I did the same thing as your husband. I thought mine expired in Sept 2012 but it was Sept 2011. I also had to get a copy of mine and that's when I noticed - it in Dec 2011! My stomach was churning because I though I would have to pay a large fine. When I went in to renew, I told them that I thought it expired in 2012 and braced myself for the consequences. They said "OK. We'll renew it now" and I asked "Is there a penalty?" They explained "No. You have a year to renew an expired license." Wow! I did not know that. It seems so weird that they give you that long. Oh well, lucky for me. I had such a sense of relief.
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Yes, you're lucky Heres. I won't drive also with an expired license though it's just a short drive :p
• India
19 Jan 12
Hi Lhenni: good for your husband he didn't get into any situations when he was driving with an expired license and good also that he immediately applied for leave once he realized. . It could have caused avoidable complications. Licenses are generally issued with a very long validity period [10+ years] and it is normal that the expiry date goes out of mind [especially if one is caught up in busy work]. I have a great forgetfulness.. The last time it was due for renewal, I simply kept postponing it because I hated to go to that department and was looking for help. The guy whom I had assigned also was taking it easy. For a few months, I took my chances . But fortunately, I didn't land into any problems.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Here in our land, the driver's license validity is only for 2 years. Likewise, our land department has many hateful observations and comments but they are doing something as they say. Hope they really are!
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
I had on two occasions if I'm not mistaken. I guess it was out of laziness. I knew that I needed to renew my license but I keep putting it off until it eventually it expired. I was totally aware of it however and I still drove I think for almost two weeks after the expiration. Not advisable though 'cause the penalty for doing so is quite stiff.
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Yes, it's not recommended beamer. It's a big headache if in any case we encountered an accident *sigh!
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
hello Lhen, I am aware that my DL is also expired last 2 months ago (hahaha) I will have it renewed tomorrow- please remind me again So, your husband is born November?
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
You're a Scorpio too Jai?! Me too. I'll remind you tomorrow if I remember Jai *LOL
• India
20 Jan 12
LOL ! But still there are many many many who don't having DL still. What about those people, Cause of busy life could be forget to renew DL. It's good news no traffic offers caught him yet. I'm very aware of my social identities expiring dates. Specially DL. We should not forget how IMP it is.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Nice of you! Well, hubby is so busy in his work that his personal matters sometimes compromised. Glad he still have his head as I've said earlier *LOL
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
20 Jan 12
I've done it a lot of time eventually. There's a time when I totally forgot about it but there is time I just didn't renew my license on time because of cash constraint and I have to wait for my payday to renew my license. There was time, I aware that my driving license has expired. Me and my friends plan to go to picnic. Due to my expired driving license, I ask my brother to join us so he can drive me. Once reach home, my brother suddenly saw that his driving license have expire longer than mine. Luckily nothing happen and we renew our license the following day.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
Uh uh! I just laugh by your story. Whew! Glad you didn't encountereds any trouble *wink!
• United States
20 Jan 12
I have never done that, however my husband's previous employer expected my husband to drive the company van with expried license plates. I had called the police department and asked what would happen if an employer made an amployee drive a vehicle that had expired license plates and the police said that the company owner would be get the ticket and not my husband because he was only doing what he was told. My husband went into work one day and told his boss that he was not going to drive the company van until the plates had new stickers
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
I admire your husband for being spirited! Though it's his boss order, he still insisted to follow the rules of the land *wink! Well, we should not compromise our own consciousness by just intimidating by our boss. Well done!