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Alcohol News : Urban Outfitters Applies For Liquor License In Planned Williamsburg Location in New York

Urban Outfitters applies for liquor license - servingalcohol.comUrban Outfitters plan to open up shop in Williamsburg complete with a fully stocked bar is not off to the greatest start. If a city councilman gets his way, every hipster’s favorite clothing store will be as dry as, well, a normal clothing store when they finally open in Brooklyn.

It seems this planned Urban Outfitters where someone could potentially buy clothes and top the purchase off with a drink will face some stiff competition before it opens. One city councilman is already fighting the plans to serve liquor and leggings in the same location. “I can’t think of a circumstance for which it would be appropriate for Urban Outfitters to have a liquor license,” Greenpoint city councilman Stephen Levin told the New York Daily News, before positing probably the greatest question ever asked by a civic official: “We must ask ourselves, ‘Do we really want people drunk when they are buying their skinny jeans and ironic t-shirts?’”

As it stands, people looking to shop at Urban Outfitters for whatever hipster uniform they’re hawking this month have to trudge all the way to Manhattan. But that changed when, in March, Crain’s reported the store’s plans to open  – where else — on North Sixth Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The jokes about an Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg practically wrote themselves. Then, in March, Grub Street New York noticed the store was planning to apply for a liquor license. The Urban Outfitters in Williamsburg was to have a bar. Because of course, is why. Sure enough, Urban Outfitters was among the astonishing 106 liquor license applications received by the Williamsburg and Greenpoint Community Board 1 in September. (Most are renewals, but there are 37 new applications including Urban Outfitters.)

Now we have to wait and see how this campaign plays out. There’s a long bureaucratic process that will have to resolve itself before Urban Outfitters learns whether or not they can sling whiskey beside their hot pants. The next hurdle is a meeting with the board’s liquor authority review committee on October 3.

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Alcohol education crucial for college students

Alcohol education crucial for college students

Source: The Daily Illini
November 1, 2012

In two separate instances in the past week, students from Rice University and Washington State University have been subject to alcohol poisoning. Currently the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission are investigating an annual party on the Rice University campus in which 11 students ended up in the hospital due to alcohol poisoning.

In another incident, a Washington State University freshman who was subject to alcohol poisoning was found dead in his dorm room last weekend.

The majority of these students were underage.

For a while, there has been much controversy over the legal drinking age: Some feel that it should be lowered from 21 to 18.

The reality for many young adults, especially those on college campuses, is that the consumption of alcohol and introduction to drinking culture is all too familiar long before they reach the age of 21. Many are introduced to drinking as early as middle school. And while the age limit is set to prevent incidents like those that took place at WSU and Rice, the current law is clearly not effective.

On this campus in particular, events and holidays such as Homecoming, Halloween and Unofficial – which is not supported or condoned by the university – inevitably encourages students to participate in a drinking culture. While participation in drinking is heightened during these times, let us remember that the opportunity is always knocking on the doors of students. After all, a person only has to be 19 to enter the local bars in Campustown.

Many similar scenarios play out on college campuses around the country, and they even affect many middle schools and high schools. It seems as if the legal drinking age is not hindering or suppressing the issue of underage drinking. In fact, many of our problems might be reduced if the age was lowered to 18.

This is an infamous case of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

Although the age is set to help control the negative effects of underage drinking, it just seems to have no benefit. And while it is thought someone who is 21 will drink more responsibly, this is also seemingly untrue.

In the most recent fact sheet on annual college drinking consequences from collegedrinkingprevention.gov, it was noted that over 3 million college students between the ages of 18 and 24 drive under the influence of alcohol, and nearly 600,000 are unintentionally injured while intoxicated. The report also mentioned that nearly 2,000 students die from alcohol-related incidents.

The buck did not stop there.

To think that drinking related problems are stifled by the drinking limit of 21 is not true, just like it’s not necessarily true to think that drinking is uncommon amongst those as young as 12. The 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that of youth between the ages of 12 to 20, nearly 25 percent drink alcohol. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that excessive alcohol consumption results in more than 4,700 deaths of underage drinkers each year.

A high legal drinking age is not suppressing the issue of underage drinking, but encouraging this behavior. People tend to desire what is considered taboo and if the drinking age is lowered to 18, many young adults will not have to sneak to drink, thus preventing obnoxious consumption. The excitement and thrill of breaking the rules causes some to go overboard, which results in incidents like those at Rice and WSU.

What many fail to realize is that the age of these young students is not what causes these problems, but the lack of insufficient knowledge and improper handling of alcohol. While many argue that lowering the drinking age will cause more damage and alcohol related incidents, age is not a real deterrent to drinking.

In fact, lawmakers and parents – the latter being the most important – should strive to put more emphasis on alcohol education and properly teaching youth not only about the dangers and consequences of drinking, but how to do so safely and responsibly. While parents and lawmakers would probably prefer that young people not drink at all, it is not realistic. Instead of beating them over the head with consequences, proper education about safe alcohol use will allow drinkers to practice safe consumption when they do decide to drink.

Because let’s face it, people are going to continue to drink whether they are over 21 or 12.

In the end, it is neither age nor law which makes a person responsible, but it is instead up to the individual themselves

Armageddon Beer 65% Alcohol!

Source: Daily Mail
By VINCENT GRAFF
Oct 16th

There’s a lethal weapon in my hand. It might look to you like a bottle of beer. But this one could knock you dead.

Called ‘Armageddon’ – the name is no accident – it is the strongest beer in the world. At 65 per cent alcohol, it’s stronger than whisky or brandy and 16 times more potent than a standard pub lager. This 330ml bottle contains 22 units of alcohol – the equivalent of ten pints of Carlsberg.

And, like that other famous novelty, the deep-fried Mars Bar (which has just celebrated 20 years since its creation), it’s a gift to the world from the good people of Scotland.

Though ‘gift’ is probably not the right word: if you buy this in a shop, it’ll cost £80 a bottle (though you can buy it for half that price direct from the brewery).

‘Go on, take a mouthful,’ says brewer Lewis Shand, the young entrepreneur responsible for the brew. ‘I think you’ll be surprised.’

OK, but I’m not looking forward to it. I’m a bit of a sissy when it comes to strong booze. Though I love my beer and wine, I steer clear of neat spirits, finding their fiery nature rather off-putting.

Surely, if Scotch is a mere 40 per cent alcohol, and this beer weighs in at 65 per cent, it’ll rip off the back of my throat?

I swirl the liquid round. Thicker than an average pint of bitter, and darker in tone, the beer is the colour of tea with the consistency of a thinnish gravy.

I take a big, brave gulp.

To my surprise, it’s rather smooth. There’s none of the heat or the harshness of neat tequila or vodka; it slips over my tongue and down my throat, lining my mouth with a thick coating.

Yes, it is quite bitter – I prefer a milder-tasting ale – but it’s not off the scale. There’s a definite maltiness and a rather pleasant sweet aftertaste at the centre and back of my tongue.

I’m happy to take a second sip. Just curiosity, you understand. And a third, and a fourth. . . I could, I’m sure, empty the glass.

Hold on a moment. I think I’d better stop while I’m ahead.

So, I ask Shand, why did he decide to brew a beer so potent? Is it something to do with the fact that the Scots consume 20 per cent more alcohol (22.8 units a week) than the English and Welsh?

The idea was simple, he says. His young company Brewmeister, set in the Aberdeenshire countryside, had successfully created conventional beers – a tasty 4 per cent pale ale, for example – but wanted to try something more adventurous.

Shand is not the first brewer to aim for the world’s strongest beer. In fact, there’s been a battle going on for a couple of years.

While it could be seen as an important piece of scientific exploration, others see it as just a bunch of not-quite-grown-up boys who want to be able to shout out to the world: ‘Mine is bigger than yours!’

Three years ago, another British company, BrewDog, also based in north-east Scotland, created Tactical Nuclear Penguin (don’t ask), which came in at 32 per cent alcohol.

This threw down the gauntlet.

In stepped a German brewer with Schorschbock, a 40 per cent beer. So BrewDog retaliated with Sink The Bismarck, at 41 per cent. The Germans then came back with a 44 per cent brew, only for BrewDog to trump them with The End Of History, at 55 per cent alcohol (though only 12 bottles were ever produced – and each cost £700 and as a gimmick was sold inside a stuffed squirrel).

Then in July 2010 a brewery in Holland looked to have seized the title – with a 60 per cent beer called Start The Future.

Until Shand came along with Armageddon a few weeks ago.

The brewer says: ‘We didn’t want just to break the record but to make something that’s got some character to it, something beautifully sweet and malty.’ Yeah, right.

In an age of binge-drinking, isn’t it irresponsible to bring out a product as potent as this?

Shand says this is not a beer that problem-drinkers will turn to. ‘We’ve designed it for people to consume like a fine brandy, in small amounts, not sitting in a park with a brown paper bag round the bottle. In any case, the price will put off problem-drinkers. These bottles are for sharing.’

So who is his typical customer?

‘People who like something different, who appreciate a fine quality product that’s made in small batches by people who care about what they’re doing.’ (Privately, I think there’s a big market for stag parties.)

The Brewmeister brewery is certainly out of the ordinary. Set in a tatty, 200-year-old farm building on the estate of Kincardine Castle, 25 miles outside Aberdeen, it looks out on to the Cairngorms. They use spring water from the estate to make the beer.

Inside, there are metal vats and sacks of malted barley, hops and yeast – but it’s clear everything is done on a very small scale: the beer is brewed in batches of just 40 bottles at a time. ‘Though we plan to expand,’ says Shand.

The place, frankly, is a bit of a mess: there’s a shotgun by the door – in case any rats decide to feast on the large sacks of grain piled against the wall.

But Shand is no ordinary brewer. The son of an accountant and an oil executive, he’s still only 26, the same age as his business partner, John McKenzie. The pair launched the business with a £15,000 investment that Shand had amassed at university (‘I started up a paintballing company while I was a student.’)

Though the business is still tiny – Shand has a day job with a bank, and McKenzie works off-shore in the oil industry – Shand says they’ve already had orders from ‘Australia, Sweden, America and a lot from London’. The next batch of Armageddon, which will be ready in a few days, is sold out.

So what’s the secret of this super-strength beer?

The answer is a process called ‘freeze distillation’.

Any traditional beer-maker can, with the right choice of yeast, get to a point where the beer is 10 or 12 per cent alcohol. After that, the high alcohol levels kill off the yeast that is turning the sugars in the malt into more alcohol, so you can’t get stronger beer using traditional methods.

But Brewmeister’s trick is to cool the beer to zero degrees, when, of course, the water starts to freeze – but the alcohol does not. So if you discard the ice as it forms, making the drink less diluted, what you’re left with is a very alcoholic mixture.

But not a fiery one – because the alcohol is still swimming in the malty-hoppy mixture.

‘What we do is the reverse of conventional distillation. When you make whisky, you heat up the mixture and the alcohol evaporates, taking it away from the grain mixture. Then it is condensed and aged in barrels.

‘But we leave the alcohol inside the grain mixture and take the water out. This means the end product tastes much sweeter and less harsh.’

It still qualifies as ‘beer’ since it uses the classic ingredients: water, malted barley, hops.

Shand says: ‘We don’t add sugar or rice, rubbish like that, which you sometimes get in lagers.’

This, he insists, is a niche artisan product – albeit an expensive one at £80 a pop.

The reason for the high cost? They brew only very small quantities of beer at any one time, and the freeze distillation process means they throw away about 85 per cent of the brew mixture. Plus, ‘about £12 of the price goes straight to the taxman’.

‘We are,’ Shand says grandly, ‘testing the boundaries of brewing.’

Well, I suppose so.

The truth is that despite its liver-busting alcohol content, it tastes far better than the tramp’s favourite, Carlsberg Special Brew, which is 9 per cent. Although the taste is nowhere near as enjoyable as that of a conventional real ale.

As I leave the brewery, Lewis Shand says: ‘We’re in the process of having the record verified by the people from Guinness.’

With the mention of Guinness, I suddenly feel thirsty – and realise that I’ll be sticking to a more traditional beer.

Driver, 20, given 7 years in fatal DUI crash

This tragedy shows the importance of responsible alcohol sellers, bartenders and servers.  Learn to possibly prevent tragedies like this one by educating yourself in responsible alcohol service practices

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August 31, 2012 5:06 pm  •  By Edith Brady-Lunny eblunny@pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Radley Monson’s drinking problem was compared to a game of Russian roulette Friday that ended with a tragic accident that left a good friend dead and Monson sentenced to seven years in prison.

Prosecutor Matt Banach told a judge at Monson’s sentencing hearing on aggravated drunk driving charges that the 20-year-old defendant did not qualify for probation in the Feb. 15 death of Nick Kauffmann, also 20, from Bloomington.

Monson “exemplifies the target audience for underage drinking that needs to be shown the consequences of underage drinking and getting behind the wheel,” said Banach, asking for a 9-year prison term.

Testimony at the sentencing hearing packed with supporters of the victim and Monson included evidence that Monson continued to drink after the accident and lied to treatment providers and court services personnel about his apparent addiction to alcohol.

Monson used his chance to make a statement to turn directly to Kauffman’s family and apologize for the crash that occurred after he and three others, including Kaufmann, were served alcohol for several hours at the former Danvers Y Tap. The rural tavern voluntarily closed after the accident and misdemeanor charges are pending against the bartender.

“I wish it had been me,” not because of the legal consequences “but because of the entire pain and suffering I’ve caused your entire family,” Monson told Kauffman’s family.

Monson’s mother, Traci Monson, testified her son told her after the crash that, “I’ve killed one of my best friends and I’m so ashamed. I hope his parents can forgive me.”

Defense lawyer James Waller asked for probation and county jail time for Monson, saying he shouldn’t be sent to prison because of an addiction: “It’s just not something we do anymore,” Waller said.

In his comments before handing down a sentence, Judge Paul Lawrence recognized that Monson is “a good person who made a bad decision on this evening,” but that a prison term was necessary to deter others from making the same bad choice.

After the hearing, Banach said the seven-year term “is a just sentence that reflects how gravely serious this crime was.”

 

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Characteristics of Underage Drivers Licenses (All States)

Serving Alcohol Inc (http://servingaclohol.com):   Characteristics of Underage Drivers Licenses

State Identifying Licensing Elements
Alaska License for minors is vertical with “UNDER 21 Until 00-00-0000″ written in white, within a red bar above the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/teenlaw.htm
Alabama Minor licenses are vertical. Under 18/21 cards display the words “UNDER 18 UNTIL” and/or “UNDER 21 UNTIL” followed by the date the cardholder will turn 18 or 21 in bold red text. This text is positioned vertically next to the portrait. On older licenses, it is printed in a red header beside the state name and the photo is on the right side of the license. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://dps.alabama.gov/Documents/Miscellaneous/DriverLicenses.html
Arkansas Vertical format with a black “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in a yellow bar below the photo, and a white “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in a red bar below yellow bar. Photo and Date of birth have red borders. Also note: an “intermediate” license includes a yellow map of Arkansas and a learner’s permit includes a white map. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/driverServices/Pages/samples.aspx
Arizona Minor license is vertical with newer licenses. “UNDER 21″ (in yellow) Until 00-00-0000″ (in white) beside photo. In older licenses, UNDER 21 Until 00-00-0000 appears in red above the signature and the photo is on the left. A low resolution picture of minor license can be found on page 12 of the Arizona Driver License Manual which can be found here: http://mvd.azdot.gov/mvd/formsandpub/viewPDF.asp?lngProductKey=1420&lngFormInfoKey=1420
California On minor licenses, photo of minors is on right, with a shadowed image to the left of the photo. White letters “AGE 21 IN (0000)” appears in a red bar; under 18 includes white “PROVISIONAL UNTIL AGE 18″ IN (0000) in a blue bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.tobaccofreecatalog.org/productdetails.aspx?id=3&itemno=J611
Colorado License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21″ is in red above the photo. Prior licenses included “UNDER 21″ in a yellow bar at the far right of the card or “UNDER 18″ in a red bar at the far right. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue-MV/RMV/1177024843056
Connecticut License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in red bar to right of primary photo. If under 18, “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-000″ is in yellow bar to left of red bar. Primary photo is on left side with a small duplicate ghosted photo image on bottom right. Learner’s Permit has the state name in yellow. Identification Card has the state name in red in a green bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=805&q=447352
Washington, D.C. Minor licenses are vertical. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 written in red below the photo. Provisional license has a pale green header bar. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dmv.dc.gov/info/adult.shtm
Delaware License for minors is vertical. Black “18 ON 00-00-000″ in a yellow bar to the right of the photo, or white “21 ON 00-00-0000″ in red bar to the right of the photo. Prior licenses had a white “18 ON 00-00-0000″ and “21 ON 00-00-0000″ in a red block. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.dmv.de.gov/
Florida License for minors is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in yellow type on a red background to the left of primary photo. State header for Minor License is in yellow type within a green bar. State header for Minor Identification Card is in yellow type within a red bar. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/newlicense.pdf
Georgia Minor license is vertical for new licenses with photo on left and red “UNDER 21″ to right of the photo. Birthdate is in black for permanent licenses and in red for interim licenses. Prior licenses are valid until expiration date and have a red header and a red box around the photo with “UNDER 21″ vertically down the left side. “Georgia DRIVER LICENSE” and the birth date are in red. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.dds.ga.gov/news/newsdetail.aspx?id=123 and click on “DDS Brochure additional information and/or an image, New License Design.”
Hawaii Minor License is vertical with the date of birth printed in black. “21st: 00/00/0000″ and “18th: 00/00/0000″ are printed in white within a red bar to the right of photo. Gradient (dark to light) pink shading exists on top of card with primary photo beneath. Under 21 Licenses and Provisional Licenses have a rainbow appearing underneath photo extending to bottom right. Under 21 Permits do not have rainbow. Previous licenses are valid until expiration date and are vertical with red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ above the photo and below the head bar. For drivers under 18, previous licenses have “PROVISIONAL” on the right side in dark pink. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.honolulu.gov/csd/vehicle/hdlsamplesample.pdf
Iowa Minor license is vertical with “Under 21 UNTIL 00-00-00″ in yellow print in a red block at right. Two photos appear on license with the primary one on the left with “DOB” directly to the right. Previously, minor licenses were vertical with the name, address and date of birth in red. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.iowadot.gov/centralissuance/MM353.pdf
Idaho Minor under 18 licenses are vertical with a green photo border and white “UNDER 18″ at the top and bottom and a red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ at the bottom right. Under 21 licenses have a red border around the photo, with “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ printed in red in the bottom right part of the license. For additional information, go to: http://www.preventthesale.com/idaho/ids.htm
Illinois Minor license is vertical, with photo on left. “Under 21 until 00-00-0000″ is printed vertically in white in a red bar to the right of the photo. “Under 18 until 00-00-000″ is printed in black in a yellow bar to the right and beside the red bar. There is a duplicate ghosted image at the bottom right of the card. For additional information and/or an image, go to: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/drivers_license/newdlflyer1.pdf
Indiana Minor license is vertical with white “Under 21 Until 00/00/0000″ in a red bar to right of photo, and/or a black “Under 18 Until 00/00/0000″ in a yellow bar placed vertically at the right of the photo. If a driver is younger than 18, the word “PROBATIONARY” is printed beneath the state name bar. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: https://myweb.in.gov/BMV/mybmvportal/LicensesAndIDCards.aspx
Kansas Minor license is vertical with a white “NOT 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in a red bar, or a white “NOT 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in a green bar under the photo. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/public.pdf
Kentucky Minor license is vertical. “UNDER AGE 21 Until 00-00-0000″ or “UNDER AGE 18″ UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in red to the right of the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://transportation.ky.gov/drlic/Grad/grad_summary.htm
Louisiana Minor licenses are vertical with a red “Under 21 Until 00-00-0000″ and “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000″ to the right of the photo, at the bottom left with a red frame. The prior license had a “Y” in “MINOR” field, or red “M” in the minor box. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/OMV1.nsf/58c968bd569b099986256cdc000806eb/f49e283fc26019e8862564ae00546c22?
Massachusetts Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” under the state header. A red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 appears above photo. Valid driving times are also noted in red on minor licenses. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.mass.gov/rmv/license/MA_D301brochure1.pdf
Maryland Minor license is vertical with photo bordered in red and “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000″ or “Under 21 Until 00-00-0000, “both in red, above the photo. UNDER 21 ALCOHOL RESTRICTED is below the photo, in white.
Maine Minor license is vertical. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ appears stacked to the right of the primary photo. A small duplicate ghosted image is on the right in the middle. For additional information and/or an image, visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/licenses/ME_Brochure_8.5x11_Composite.pdf
Michigan Minor license is vertical. “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in red, above the name/address. Date of birth overlaps the shadowed image. For additional information, go to: http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1627_8669-70561–,00.htm
Minnesota Minor license is horizontal. Photo has a red border and “UNDER 21″ is printed in yellow at the top of the photo. If under 18, the license states “PROVISIONAL” and the date that the minor will turn 18 is in red text to the right of the DOB. For additional information, go to: http://www.municipalbev.com/images/driverslicense.pdf
Missouri Minor license is horizontal. The primary photo is on the left and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is at the top, in red text. For drivers under 18, “Missouri” is in purple and “INTERMEDIATE LICENSE” is beneath the state name on the top left. A small duplicate ghosted photo is on the bottom in the middle. For more information and/or an image go to: http://dor.mo.gov/pdf/newlicense.pdf
Mississippi Minor licenses are vertical with state name in green and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in white text, below the photo in a red bar. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in black, and is in the yellow bar beneath the UNDER 21 red bar. The year of birth is above the shadowed photo image, and the license may include a yellow “INTERMEDIATE LICENSE” in heading. For more information, see http://www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/webpages/dlinfo_DriverLocationLocation?OpenDocument
Montana Minor license is vertical with “Under 18/21 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ in a red bar vertically to the right of the photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving/driverlicensing.asp
North Carolina Minor license is vertical. “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000″ is highlighted in red to the right of the primary photo. “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000″ is highlighted in yellow to the right of the photo if applicable. Small, duplicate ghosted image is at the bottom right. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.ncdot.org/_graphics/site_graphics/dmv_driver_first_vrtlicense1.png
North Dakota Minor licenses are vertical with a white “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000″ in a red bar, and if applicable, “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000″ in a yellow bar on the right side of the photo. For more information and/or an image, go to: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlnewlicense.htm
Nebraska Minor license is vertical with a red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and/or “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ under state name. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.dmv.ne.gov/dvr/images/sample_minor_dl.jpg
New Hampshire Minor license is vertical with photo under state header. “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in white text in a pink bar. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in white text in a red bar below the pink bar in the lower left of the license. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/driverlic/index.html
New Jersey Newer minor license is vertical with “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ in red frame around photo with yellow print. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/manuals/chap_01_02.html
New Mexico Minor license is vertical. “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in white text in a red bar and “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ is in white text in a pink bar, in the lower left of the license. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Drivers/New-Drivers/pages/Your-First-Driver-License.aspx
Nevada Minor license is vertical. Red ‘UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and ‘UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ to the right of the photo. For more information and/or image go to: http://www.dmvnv.com/dldesign.htm
New York Under 21 Until 00-00-0000 and/or “Under 18 Until 00-00-0000″, ID number and date of birth are printed in red on the right side of the photo. Under 18 licenses have LIMITED in red on the right side of the card. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm#drivingage
Ohio Minor license is vertical, with a red header. The photo is in the top left and has a red border. Red “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ and “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ appear at the bottom right and overlap the duplicate ghosted photo. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://bmv.ohio.gov/dl_new_driver.stm
Oklahoma Minor license is vertical, and has the photo in a red border. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in white text, in a red border. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in a yellow box to the right of the photo. ‘LEARNER PERMIT” or “INTERMEDIATE” is in the header of the license. For additional information and/or image go to: http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/gdl.htm
Oregon Minor license has the photo on the right, bordered in red. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in yellow text, at the top of the photo; UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is to the right of the photo. PROVISIONAL LICENSE will be printed on the license if person is under 18. For additional information and/or image go to: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/driverid/SampleCards.shtml
Pennsylvania Minor license is vertical; black “UNDER 18 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ in yellow bar above photo or white “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ in red bar above photo. Under 18 licenses have a green head bar with JUNIOR DRIVER’S LICENSE and JR in the map at the bottom right. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/fact_sheets/fs-pub7219.pdf
Rhode Island Minor license is vertical, with blue state name, top bar, and map. If a provisional license, headers are in yellow. The photo is bordered in red, and has UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 in white at the top of the license. For more information, go to: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/licenses/
South Carolina For minors under 18, the license reads UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 at the top right, and the photo is framed in green. UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is in the top right, and the photo is framed in red. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/default.aspx?n=beginner_permits
South Dakota Below the header, “00-00-0000 – 21st BIRTHDAY” in black, “UNDER 21″ is below photo, and two-digit phantom number of year of 21st birthday below the data area; dates of 18th and 21st birthdays listed on back. Red heading for under 21, green if restricted (shows “R” in restrictions field). For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://dps.sd.gov/licensing/driver_licensing/teen_drivers.aspx
Tennessee Minor license is horizontal. If under 21, there is a red bar to the right of the photo with a yellow “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″. Primary photo and address are on the right with license level in yellow title bar. There is small, duplicate ghosted image on the bottom left. For more information and/or image visit page 15 of the Driver’s Manual: http://www.state.tn.us/safety/dlhandbook/DL_HandbookWeb2007.pdf
Texas Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” and red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ above person’s name. For Minor license is vertical with red “UNDER 21 DRIVER LICENSE” and red “UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000″ above person’s name. For
additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/teenDriver.htm
Utah Minor license is vertical. Red ‘UNDER 21 UNTIL 00/00/0000″ and if applicable, blue “UNDER 19 UNTIL 00/00/000″ above duplicate ghosted image. For more information and/or an image, visit: http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/licensing.html
Virginia Minor license is vertical with UNDER 21 in the header and on the back. UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 is on the front at the bottom left. For more information and/or an image, visit http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/drivers/newlook.asp
Vermont Minor license is vertical. Operator license has the head bar in a plum color, and UNDER 21 UNTIL 00-00-0000 in red and UNDER 18 UNTIL 00-00-0000 below the Under 21 date. Junior Operator license has a yellow/orange head bar and the Learner’s Permit has a pink head bar. For more information and/or an image, visit http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/newdrivers
Washington Minor license is vertical. AGE 21 ON 00-00-0000 and/or AGE 18 ON 00-00-0000 is in black next to photo. For drivers under 18, INTERMEDIATE LICENSE is under the state name. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/teens.html
Wisconsin Minor licenses are vertical with a white “Turns 21 on 00-00-0000″ in a red band and, where applicable, a black “Turns 18 on 00-00-0000″ in a yellow band below the photo. For more information and/or an image, visit http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/types/digital.htm
West Virginia Minor licenses are vertical. Under 21 licenses have a bright blue background, GRADUATED in red text below the heading and TURNS 21 ON 00-00-0000 in white text in a red bar to the right of the photo. Under 18 licenses have a dark red background, with TURNS 18 ON 00-00-0000 and INTERMEDIATE in red below the heading. For additional information about minor licenses, visit: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Driver-Licenses/Pages/default.aspx
Wyoming Minor license is vertical with the photo on the left. Red “Age 21 on 00-00-0000″ and, where applicable, “Age 18 on 00-00-0000″ are below the heading on the right. For more information and/or image, go to: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/webdav/site/wydot/shared/Driver_Services/Driver%20License%20Rules%20of%20the%20Road.pdf (Page 4).
This information is provided as an education service on Serving Alcohol, Inc., but is not intended to provide legal advice or analysis. This information is not intended to be a complete representation or description of all driver’s licenses. No person viewing this information should rely on this information as complete or accurate descriptions of applicable identification. Any person viewing this information that has any questions about the law or this information should seek the advice of counsel. Each state law is unique and possibly represents multiple legislative or regulatory acts. Local laws may differ. Check with local authorities for variations from the information depicted here.

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