Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Enfin the 21st century comes to France!

Obviously, from my lack of posting, not much has been going on in my life recently (other than a very long, drawn out and complicated battle with La Poste which I don't even want to go into at the moment because it gives me such a headache just thinking about it).

However, last night on the news I discovered that France is finally entering the 21st century with new drivers licenses!  Apparently it's actually an EU directive that is forcing member states to update their licenses to new card-sized electronic licenses that contain a chip with all of your information and your photo on it as well as this info being on the license.  And France won't start introducing the new license until 2013 and will not finish updating their licenses until 2033 (really...20 YEARS to change 40 million licenses!?!?!).  Even though it's going to take ages, it's definitely a step in the right direction and a vast improvement over the huge old paper book licenses that you can't even put in a wallet.

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