‘No Smile’ License Policy Has New Jersey Drivers Frowning

By BILL ERVOLINO, The Record | August 7, 2015

  • August 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm
    Sherinae says:
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    At this years license renewal for the first time in my 32 yrs. of driving, I was asked to remove my glasses. My license is marked for corrected lenses. Every license photo I have ever taken has had my glasses included since I cannot see beyond my nose without them. So, I get a squinty-eyed photo on my license. I was told that it was for “facial recognition soft ware”. Ok. But for the police person that is looking at my license as I go through a checkpoint comparing the photo my actual face that is not going to go so well. I wear like bottle cap lensed glasses and it changes what my eyes look like a lot. Having my glasses off, my eyes look much smaller. So will I be asked to remove my glasses every time I go through a checkpoint or someone checks my ID? From what I have been able to discover, regular glasses have no effect on facial recognition software. So I wander whose bright idea this was.

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