Forgot your password?

I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

Displaying poll results.
None
  1601 votes / 6%
1 or 2
  18961 votes / 77%
3 to 5
  2992 votes / 12%
6 to 10
115 votes / 0%
More than 10
112 votes / 0%
I categorically refuse to ever carry photo ID
  651 votes / 2%
24432 total votes.
[ Voting Booth | Other Polls | Back Home ]
  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

Comments Filter:
  • Two. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by CrazyBusError (530694) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:04AM (#40294371) Homepage
    Driver's License and Work Photo ID (I'm there 40 hours a week, so I count that as 'typically'.

    Does the job for most situations that require any form of ID.
    • by godrik (1287354)

      Same here. A driver's license is pretty much mandatory for anything. (Driving of course, but some stores require a DL when paying something expensive with a credit card.)

      I also have a work ID to open doors at work. I just keep it in my wallet.

      I am a foreigner so I also have a passport and an ID from my country. But I almost never carry them with me.

      • Re:Two. (Score:4, Interesting)

        by History's Coming To (1059484) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @01:20PM (#40297907) Journal
        In the UK you don't need to carry your driving license while driving, you just need to produce it within seven days if requested. The hassle and cost of getting ID replaced if you lose it isn't worth it for me, so all my ID (actually only a DL and passport) stays in a fireproof box in the house unless I need to produce it for any reason. If the authorities want evidence of who I am then they're welcome to pay a visit to my house at their leisure.
        • Its ROUGHLY the same in the US. If you get caught driving without your license on your person they CAN arrest you, but usually they give you a 'fix-it' ticket.
        • by Relayman (1068986)
          I believe you have 24 hours to produce a driver's license in the U.S. as well but a missing license doesn't go over well with the cops.
          • Depends on the state. Thanks to the draconian immigration law in Alabama even if you're a citizen of the US but happen to be of foreign ethnicity (i.e. Germam, Japanese, Hispanic, Indian, etc.) the officer has the power to detain you until you can produce proof of your citizenship.

            Law enforcement in the state hate the law and have showed their displeasure by detaining executives of foreign owned plants who are caught visiting without their passport and VISA on their person. The executives are good natured

  • I only have two pieces of ID with photos on it: my drivers license and my passport. The passport stays at home unless I'm going on a trip.
  • Cowboy Neal (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:09AM (#40294421)

    Cowboy Neal carries my photo IDs.

  • by khr (708262)

    My passport is the only valid ID I have... I usually keep it in my backpack so I have identification. My wallet has my Oregon state ID that expired in 1996, and sometimes that works when I need to show ID.

  • Drivers License - to legally operate a car
    Concealed Carry Permit - to legally carry a firearm concealed

    • While most people here seem to be ripping you for enjoying your constitutional right to bear arms, I would like to say that I agree with you. I typically have 3 forms of photo ID on me (was 4 until I got out of the Army). I have my Driver's License, Concealed Carry Permit, and my work badge. While I don't always carry a concealed weapon, I like to know that I'm legally covered if I choose to do so. I also prefer to keep a hand gun in my truck.
      • by cbope (130292)

        Where can I get these 'bear arms'? They would look so freakin' cool on my wall!!!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @09:34AM (#40294685)

    If it's just my photo ID, then 0.

    If I include IDs of clueless German and Asian tourists, then it's between 5 and 20 depending on the day.

    Sincerely,
    That guy with sunglasses who hangs out on the subway platform at rush hour

  • Drivers License

    Security Card to get into work ( okay, I don't carry it, I keep it in my car so I don't forget it )

    ATM card
    - if your bank doesn't offer this, nag them. If you lose cards at all this will shut people down looking to go on a spending spree with your card.

    • I also have 3. Driver's License, work card, and YMCA card.
  • by bourdux (1609219) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @10:12AM (#40295077)
    As a foreigner in Japan, law forces me to carry my "Alien Registration Card" at all time. Policemen stop foreigners here once or twice a month to check for visa overstay. I also carry my French ID, in case of an earthquake or nuclear meltdown so I can get assistance from the Embassy. Most of the time I use my Japanese Driver's License though, as this carries less sensitive information. This is the de facto standard ID here to buy booze or cigarets as Japanese do not have ID cards and insurance cards do not have pictures. This plus my IC work card that I use to buy food at the University restaurant :)
  • For those who answered "More than 10", I would like to point out that pictures of you with your kids, pets, tractors, server racks, etc. really don't count as "identification" per se.
  • by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @11:01AM (#40295797) Homepage Journal
    Driver's License, and only because I drive pretty much every day.

    Days when I know I won't be getting behind the wheel, I prefer to be unidentified. More fun that way.
    • Ha! I have you beat! I carry two driver's licenses!

      My driver's license expired this year and I had to get a new picture done. The picture on my old license came out really well. The new one? Not so much. So I keep the old one and show it and, if anyone remarks that it's expired, I show them the new one.

      The ego is such as fragile thing... :^D

      As an aside, I was traveling recently and showed my expired drivers license to the TSA agent. He looked it over and there was no problem. But just in case, I use

  • by Nkwe (604125) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @01:06PM (#40297655)
    If the latter, lots. On the governmental side I carry my driver's license and my passport. On the non-governmental side I have credit cards with my photo, my work badge, theme park season passes, etc. I travel a lot for work so most of this stuff lives in my laptop bag, ready to go.

    Personal most interesting use of an alternate ID: I was at a conference in Redmond a couple of years ago and got a visitor pass to the Microsoft store. When I went to purchase some stuff, they asked me for photo ID. I asked them "What kind of photo ID do you need?". They said, "Anything with your picture on it." I showed them my Six Flags season pass and it was a done deal...
  • With several different names.

  • Under normal circumstances, I don't carry any photo ID on me. My drivers license is in my wallet which is in my car. My work ID I only carry from the car to the door to unlock it, at which point it sits on my desk all day unless I need to get in to a secure area. So I don't really carry any photo ID on me under normal circumstances.

    That said, due to a situation my brother and his friends were in many years ago, my comment regarding carrying ID is as follows:

    If the police want to identify the carcass, they

  • Zero (Score:3, Informative)

    by curty (42764) on Tuesday June 12, 2012 @04:56PM (#40300727)

    Here in Britain the only photo ID I have is my driving licence and my passport, and I never carry either, to avoid losing them.

    The only time I was pulled over by the police I was given a "producer" - 24 hrs to show my licence at a police station; my passport is only for going on holiday.

    I suppose that's why government talk of ID cards causes such debate over here.

  • I carry two forms of photo ID: my California DL and my VA ID card. I've never tried to use my VA card anyplace else as ID simply because most people wouldn't know what it was. I will admit, though, I've been tempted a few times.
  • driver's license, work id, old college id (i still live in the same city, it's sometimes handy for getting into alumni events), and "passport card" (the thing that lets you drive into canada or mexico). (i'm not really sure why i carry that last--i think it may be a carryover from a year i spent living abroad a couple years back when having unambiguous proof of US citizenship on me at all times seemed like a good idea.)

  • My badge used to have my picture on it, but it came off on the plastic cover that broke and I had to replace.

  • In France, we do not lack of photo IDs - and you actually have many reasons to carry them with you. Personally, I usually carry:
    - ID card (one of the only officially accepted means of ID besides passport)
    - Work access badge (to go to work)
    - Public transport pass (to take public transport everyday)
    - Driving license (mandatory if driving)
    - Social security card (if I need to drop by a drug dispensary)
    - Railcard (which I could probably leave at home most of the times, but then I'd probably forget it when

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles

 



Forgot your password?
Working...