U.S. law requires anyone to have an ID card, let alone carry one at all times. An ID can be required if you want to do certain things, like buy alcohol, but you’re never required to simply carry one with you.
Because driver’s licenses and passports are the rare government-issued documents with photos, for all practical purposes we treat them as ID cards. But officially, they’re not. A driver’s license proves you’re a legal driver, and a passport proves you’re a U.S. citizen, but neither one is officially a general ID card. Legally, each has a limited, specific purpose.
That goes for a Social Security card, too. You don’t have to have one, and it’s only supposed to be used by employers for Social Security deductions, or for tax purposes. (Kids need them only if their parents claim them as dependents.) The Amish, for example, typically resist getting SSNs.
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One Example: driving without your licence.... in MA it's $50 if you are driving without your licence in your possession!!
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