If you are a holder of a driver’s license (not only in the US but also in many countries all over the world), renewal date normally coincides with your birthday. As far as I know, this rule does not apply if you are a holder of conditional, suspended or any license with restrictions. Tell me otherwise if I’m wrong.
Having said that, I myself had to renew my license issued to me 8 years ago.
I got the renewal instructions in the mail, and thankfully enough with a clean driving record (not every one is allowed to do so online), I was allowed to renew my license. A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicle is not a welcoming thought for me. I haven’t been there in ages.
A quick visit to the office of my Ophthalmologist so he can fill out the Vision Test Report started the ball rolling. I wanted my new license sent to me before my birthday and I did get it in just a few days.
I do believe that driving is a privilege not a right. Thus, I make sure that I abide by the laws and rules of the road. Nowadays, when New York City is wired up with cameras all over, it’s so easy to get a moving violation ticket in the mail. We know of someone who recently got 3 tickets in one day (that’s a big ouch in his pocket).
My husband and I constantly talk about the fact that a vehicle with a powerful engine is NO LONGER needed in the Big Apple. Why? The new city speed limit is 25 mph. In school zones it’s 20 mph. Now, that’s like crawling on the city streets. It’s not easy to control myself and try so hard to lay off on the gas pedal but it’s the only way to go. Now, we need to pay attention not only on what’s ahead on the road but also the odometer. Clearly, the New York minute is no longer in effect. What a life!