The birth of the driver license is interesting. The first driver license ever was issued to Karl Benz from Germany in 1888. It was him who requested a written permission by the Grand Ducal to operate his car in public roads, due to the complaints of the Mannheim citizens about the smell and the noise of his car. Personally, I was somewhat shocked when I saw the picture of the first driver license. This is not what I had in mind all. I pictured it as a fading yellow paper with a black and white picture of the driver and some kind of stamped symbol on it.
First Driver's License From Wikipedia
September 24, 2009