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Nick Nolte

Be a safe driver and stop the aging process

Be a safe driver and stop the aging process

The document arrived on fancy Illinois state letterhead, opening with a word I'd never heard a government official utter to me personally: "Congratulations!"

Had I won the lottery? I always thought it was me who had to notify the state of any newfound riches, as opposed to the other way around. That's how it works when I walk into the convenience store waving a winning two dollar scratch off ticket. Or filing my taxes. Still, my heart rate quickened as I read on.

"As a safe driver, you are currently eligible to renew your driver's license via internet, phone or mail, and receive your new driver's license in the mail."

The last eight words of that...