Smiles banned from NJ driver's license photos


It turns out a huge smile can throw off the Department of Motor Vehicle's new facial recognition software. New Jersey officials are asking drivers to tone down the big grins. So what's a happy person to do? Officials are telling drivers to channel their inner Mona Lisa.

"Yeah, Mona Lisa, a small smile is fine," MVC Chief Administrator Ray Martinez said. "My driver's license has a smile but what we really ask ideally is a neutral look."

Most drivers are okay with the new rule. As one person put it, you usually aren't smiling when a police officer pulls you over.

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