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what do the numbers on the bottom of a california drivers license mean? Answered

on the bottom of a california drivers license they have numbers . i know one is the date is was issued then there are more what do they mean

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Kiteman (author)2009-06-16

It's the spacial coordinates of the CIA satellite assigned to track the movements of that card.

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2009-06-16

Are those "spatial" coordinates or "special" coordinates?

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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2009-06-16

It's a legitimate variant spelling.

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2009-06-16
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Kiteman (author)kelseymh2009-06-16

Er, I believe "spacial" is the American variant...

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kelseymh (author)Kiteman2009-06-16

Weird. I've never run into that spelling....

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pczerner (author)kelseymh2015-08-21

You have to ask yourself: are you surrounded by space, or by spate?

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kelseymh (author)2009-06-16
Based on a description of the magnetic stripe contents, the information below the digitized signature are

  • date of issue (you knew that already)
  • the issuing office number
  • the issuing employee at that office
  • and the expiry (FD = "Fee Due") year

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JJdaCool (author)kelseymh2010-01-13

This is awesome info, I've been trying for years to figure out what those numbers meant. 
( I had previously  guessed that they represented the results on driving tests and were in shorthand for law enforcement to be able to quickly read )
  It does make more sense that the numbers on the bottom of a CA license are the dmv office routing #'s.

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kelseymh (author)kelseymh2009-06-16

I just spoke with the CA DMV's public inquiry office (+1-916-657-6560) confirming the above.

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frollard (author)2009-06-16

probably the drivers license number - the unique identifier for each license.

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