WORLD'S FIRST DRIVER'S LICENCE
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What was the world's first driver’s license?
While some may think that the
first driver’s license was issued in order to maintain automobile safety on the
roads, it was actually issued so that one man could drive his automobile, much
to the discontent of his neighbors.
Karl Benz, who also happens to be
the inventor of the automobile as we know it today, wanted to drive his
Motorwagen through town however, it caused a very unpleasant smell and an even
worse noise and his neighbors would often complain and ask him to please stop
driving his automobiles. In order to be able to drive his car in peace, Karl
Benz applied to the Grand Ducal authorities and received a driver’s license that
allowed him to drive his car on the roads.
At the start of the 20th century, driver’s license
began to be distributed throughout many countries, on an ‘if needed’ basis. Not
only drivers were required to carry a license. It wasn’t until in 1910 Germany
began requiring all driver’s to carry a License.
Karl Benz's Driver's License
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